[Congressional Record Volume 141, Number 106 (Tuesday, June 27, 1995)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1339-E1340]
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                     HON. LOUISE McINTOSH SLAUGHTER

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 27, 1995
  Ms. SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the World 
War II veterans who served as combat artists. The art collections of 
the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard provide a pictorial 
memory using the medium of fine art to record the military heritage of 
America and to provide insights into the experiences of individual 
members of the Armed Forces. Regardless of service affiliation, the 
World War II combat artist was assigned to document events of military 
importance. These included frontline battles, combat service support, 
areas of operations, and incidents in the daily lives of military men 
and women. Their paintings and drawings are 

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varied in personal interpretation, but are alike in their portrayal of 
the reality of war.
  The Department of Defense 50th Anniversary of World War II 
Commemoration Committee is honoring the combat artists from World War 
II with an exhibition opening Friday, June 30, 1995 at the National 
Building Museum in Washington, DC. The artists whose works will be 
displayed are:
  From the Army: Leslie Anderson, Bernard Arnest, Howard D. Becker, 
Howard Brodie, Manuel Bromberg, James D. Brooks, William V. Caldwell, 
Harry A. Davis, Harry Dix, Frank Duncan, Olin Dows, Loren Fisher, Jean 
Flannigan, Albert Gold, Robert Gottsegen, Robert MacDonald Graham Jr., 
Robert Greenhalgh, Hans Helweg, Richard H. Jansen, Steven R. Kidd, 
Wayne Larabee, David Lax, Ludwig Mactarian, Hans Mangelsdorf, Barse 
Miller, James Neace, Charles Peterson, John Pike, Savo Radulovic, 
Edward Reep, Julian Ritter, John A. Ruge, Edward Sallenback, John 
Scott, Sidney Simon, Mitchell Siporin, Samuel D. Smith, Harrison 
Standley, Joseph Steffanelli, A. Brockie Stevenson, Ann B. Tilson, 
Frede Vidar, Rudolph C. Von Ripper, John A. Wittebrood, and Milford 
  From the Navy: Standish Backus, Jr., Griffith Bailey Coale, William 
Franklin Draper, Mitchell Jamieson, Edward Millman, Albert K. Murray, 
Alexander P. Russo, and Dwight C. Shepler.
  From the Air Force: Richard Wood Baldwin, Charles Baskerville, Edward 
Brodney, R. Munsell Chambers, G. Frederick Cole, Almer F. Howard, John 
Lavalle, Clayton Knight, Robert Laessig, Jack Levine, Milton Marx, John 
T. McCoy, Jr., Arthur G. Murphy, Oke G. Nordgren, George Edward Porter, 
Arthur S. Rothenberg, James Powell Scott, Maltby Sykes, and William 
Peter Welsh.
  From the Marines: Paul Arlt, John Degrasse, Donald Dickson, Vic 
Donahue, James Donovan, Tom Dunn, John Fabion, Richard Gibney, Victor 
Guinness, Harry Jackson, Walter Anthony Jones, Woodrow A. Kessler, Hugh 
Laidman, John McDermott, and Charles Waterhouse.
  From the Coast Guard: Gare Antresian, Tom Asplundt, Peter Cook, 
Robert Daley, Ralph DeBurgos, Russell Dickerson, Joseph DiGemma, Di 
Valentine, Max Dorothy, Bruno Figallo, Anton Otto Fischer, John 
Floherty, Jack Gildersleeve, John Gretzer, Sherman Groenske, Lawrence 
Jenson, Jack Keeler, Sandor Klein, Joe Lane, Leonardo Mariani, Kenneth 
Miller, John Morris, John B. Norall, Ken Riley, Richard Saar, Michael 
Senich, Norman Thomas, Robert Tucker, Ronald Ullman, H.B. Vestal, John 
Wisinki, and Hunter Wood.
  America is grateful for this powerful legacy--rich in its emotional 
context--and is proud to recognize these artists who served their 
country during World War II.