From Frank Pizzuto, ‘67
Frank has sent us a painting he made, and a new book by a friend of his: HUE 1968.

 

First we see Frank with a lovely lady. 

We also see Frank’s painting of a battle scene at Hue, 1968. The man standing and shooting is Richard Tahan. Is Richard the man holding the book, Frank?

The two men are Mark Bowden on the left, who wrote Hue 1968 and earlier, Black Hawk Down.

Frank is a MULTI-TALENTED guy!

 

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Frank Pizzuto, ‘67 on June 27, 2018 at 9:23 PM said:

Thanks Paul for sharing this information.Yes the gentleman holding the book is my friend Captain Richard Tahan of the United States Marines.
We both belong to a group VHV Veterans Honoring Veterans
Here in Corona we are about 400 strong. Our goal is to help veterans get their benefits that they don't even know they are eligible for as far as the book goes you can purchase it at Barnes & Noble or even online through Amazon and I'm sure Richard would be glad to a sign the copies
As far as cost goes of copies of this painting we are taking any donations which would be going to VHV. I'll be sure to get you a signed copy from Richard and myself.
If you go to James Taylor's "Fire and Rain: Vietnam you will see that photograph in his video
We're hear to help All Veterans
Paul this is another painting I did called "Inside Out".
no copies available yet.
Thanks again. P.S. that's my beautiful daughter Kimberly

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The Battle of Huế – also called the Siege of Huế – was one of the bloodiest and longest battles of the Vietnam War. Between 30th January and 3rd March, 1968, in the South Vietnamese city of Huế, 11 battalions of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), four U.S. Army battalions, and three U.S. Marine Corps battalions – totaling 18 battalions – defeated 10 battalions of the People's Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong (VC).

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War is a 1999 book by journalist Mark Bowden. It documents efforts by the Unified Task Force to capture Somali faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid in 1993, and the resulting battle in Mogadishu between United States forces and Aidid's militia. One of the key events is the downing of two United States UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, from which the book derives its title, and the attempt to rescue their crews. United States forces included Army Rangers, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Delta Force and Navy SEALs, with United Nations peacekeeping forces also involved.

“Black Hawk Down” is a movie made in 1999 and directed by Ridley Scott.