Army Aviator Family Crest Tattoo

For Memorial Day here is my contribution, a combination of military insignia and family crest for an Army helicopter pilot who flew over 800 missions in his one year tour in Vietnam. A documentary called VIETNAM MEDEVAC is being filmed now, telling the story of this brave man and his crew, 40 years later. As he says in the documentary : "In order to function in that environment, you have to be willing to accept the fact that you're going to die. And I did do that. I never ever expected to come home from Vietnam." But he did, and now he is living testimony both to the courage and bravery displayed by our soldiers under fire, but also to the depth of humanity and humility that comes from facing such horrors and challenges as a young man.

 Army Aviator Family Crest Tattoo by Pat Fish

Army Aviator Family Crest Tattoo by Pat Fish