“The M60 in Nam”
The M60 was an important piece of weaponry during the Vietnam era.
40% of the purchase price from this print directly benefits the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.
- Measures 19″ x 24″
- Printed on archival quality paper
Colonel Charles Waterhouse’s description of this painting:
“…the subject of the retaking of a special forces camp that had been overrun in I Corps. A Marine unit ordered to retake it deploys across an open field; crosses a stream; helps each other out of the water; and the M60 sets up and fires a belt up hill. The gunner is the critical figure, and the other two figures are relegated to minor roles…a harmony of colors – purple, raw sienna, umbers, a touch of green, paynes gray, and unbleached titanium. With much of the color of the masonite panel showing through, the lightest light has to be the flash of the M60, with a few tempered secondary lights – but not enough to let the V.C. see him too clearl. The light shows through the receiver of the M60 which indicates this was the last shot.”
– Excerpt from Marines and Others: The Paintings of Colonel Charles Waterhouse USMCR (Ret)