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I was waiting for the bullets

鈥淚 was waiting for the bullets,鈥 is WWII P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell鈥檚 description of being surrounded by German Me 109s during the Battle of the Bulge. That story is told in an oil painting commissioned by Valor Studios of Naples, Florida. A limited-edition print of the original, signed by Cottrell, is now exhibited in the North Carolina State House.

Two prints, titled 鈥淲aiting for the Bullets鈥 were gifts to N.C. Rep. Mike Clampitt and N.C. State Senator Kevin Corbin by David Morrow.

Learning that this visual representation of his service is now displayed in Raleigh, Col. Cottrell said, 鈥淲hat an honor. Tell Senator Corbin I appreciate his interest and would like sometime to meet him. Also, Representative Mike Clampitt, who supports the museum so much.鈥

 

It鈥檚 such an honor to know these WWII veterans鈥ust to be in their presence.

When Rep. Clampitt received a framed copy of the print, he said, 鈥淚t鈥檚 such an honor to know these WWII veterans鈥ust to be in their presence.鈥 Clampitt also presented to the museum two flags which have flown over the North Carolina State House, along with a certificate reading:

 

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鈥淚 was waiting for the bullets,鈥 is WWII P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell鈥檚 description of being surrounded by German Me 109s during the Battle of the Bulge. That story is told in an oil painting commissioned by Valor Studios of Naples, Florida. A limited-edition print of the original, signed by Cottrell, is now exhibited in the North Carolina State House.<br />
Two prints, titled 鈥淲aiting for the Bullets鈥 were gifts to N.C. Rep. Mike Clampitt and N.C. State Senator Kevin Corbin by David Morrow.<br />
Learning that this visual representation of his service is now displayed in Raleigh, Col. Cottrell said, 鈥淲hat an honor. Tell Senator Corbin I appreciate his interest and would like sometime to meet him.  Also, Representative Mike Clampitt, who supports the museum so much.鈥<br />
When Rep. Clampitt received a framed copy of the print, he said, 鈥淚t鈥檚 such an honor to know these WWII veterans鈥ust to be in their presence.鈥 Clampitt also presented to the museum two flags which have flown over the North Carolina State House, along with a certificate reading:<br />
In recognition of your unwavering commitment to honoring and preserving the history of our nation鈥檚 military, your dedication to communicating the heroic deeds and self-sacrifice of those who have defended the freedom and liberty of the United States of America is truly commendable. Your efforts ensure that their bravery and service will never be forgotten.<br />
- Representative James Michael Clampitt, N.C. House of Representatives<br />
A third copy of the print 鈥淲aiting for the Bullets鈥 is displayed in the Veterans History 福利姬视频鈥檚 Air Force Gallery, along with a diorama depicting Col. Cottrell in his P-47 on a different mission during the Battle of the Bulge. Cottrell鈥檚 full story is told in the museum鈥檚 book 鈥淲e Shall Come 福利姬视频 Victorious.鈥 Stories of WWII Veterans, available for sale in the museum or on Amazon.com. All proceeds support the museum鈥檚 mission: honor veterans, educate the public, and preserve history.

Rep. Clampitt presented flags to David Morrow and accepted print honoring Cottrell

commissioner larry chapman and senator kevin corbin

Commissioner Larry Chapman and Sen. Kevin Corbin

In recognition of your unwavering commitment to honoring and preserving the history of our nation鈥檚 military, your dedication to communicating the heroic deeds and self-sacrifice of those who have defended the freedom and liberty of the United States of America is truly commendable. Your efforts ensure that their bravery and service will never be forgotten.

- Representative James Michael Clampitt,

N.C. House of Representatives

A third copy of the print 鈥淲aiting for the Bullets鈥 is displayed in the Veterans History 福利姬视频鈥檚 Air Force Gallery, along with a diorama depicting Col. Cottrell in his P-47 on a different mission during the Battle of the Bulge. Cottrell鈥檚 full story is told in the museum鈥檚 book 鈥淲e Shall Come 福利姬视频 Victorious.鈥 Stories of WWII Veterans, available for sale in the museum or on Amazon.com. All proceeds support the museum鈥檚 mission: honor veterans, educate the public, and preserve history.

Top Photo: Rep. Mike Clampitt in his office holding the book 鈥淲e Shall Come 福利姬视频 Victorious.鈥