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Title: Florida National Guard heritage art program
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Publisher: State Arsenal, St. Francis Barracks
Place of Publication: St. Augustine Fla
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    Copyright
        Copyright
    Front Cover
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    Front Matter
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    Florida state depositories
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    Introduction
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Digitized with the permission of the
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD





SOURCE DOCUMENT ADVISORY

Digital images were created from printed source
documents that, in many cases, were photocopies of
original materials held elsewhere. The quality of
these copies was often poor. Digital images reflect
the poor quality of the source documents.

Where possible images have been manipulated to
make them as readable as possible. In many cases
such manipulation was not possible. Where
available, the originals photocopied for publication
have been digitized and have been added,
separately, to this collection.

Searchable text generated from the digital images,
subsequently, is also poor. The researcher is
advised not to rely solely upon text-search in this
collection.



RIGHTS & RESTRICTIONS

Items collected here were originally published by the
Florida National Guard, many as part of its SPECIAL
ARCHIVES PUBLICATION series. Contact the Florida
National Guard for additional information.

The Florida National Guard reserves all rights to
content originating with the Guard.



DIGITIZATION

Titles from the SPECIAL ARCHIVES PUBLICATION series
were digitized by the University of Florida in
recognition of those serving in Florida's National
Guard, many of whom have given their lives in
defense of the State and the Nation.








FLORIDA



DEPARTMENT OF



MILITARY AFFAIRS














Special Archives Publication
Number


130
FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD
HERITAGE ART PROGRAM


State Arsenal
St. Francis Barracks
St. Augustine, Florida









STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL




POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008






These Special Archives Publications are produced as a service to Florida communities,
historians and any other individuals, historical or geneaological societies and both national
and state governmental agencies which find the information contained therein of use or
value. They are automatically distributed to all official Florida State archival records
depositories.

At present, only a very limited number of copies of these publications are produced.
They are provided to certain state and national historical record depositories and other
public libraries and historical societies at no charge. Any copies remaining are given to
other interested parties on a first come, first served basis.

Information about the series is available from the Historical Services Division, Depart-
ment of Military Affairs, State Arsenal, PO Box 1008, St. Augustine, Florida 32085.



Robert Hawk
Director











FLORIDA STATE DEPOSITORIES

State documents are distributed to the following depository libraries and are
available to Florida citizens for use either in the libraries or on interlibrary
loan, subject to each library's regulations. An asterisk (*) indicates libraries
that are obligated to give interlibrary loan service. Requests should be
directed to the nearest depository.

Bay Vista Campus Library (1982) *State Library of Florida (1968)
Documents Department Documents Section
Florida International University R. A. Gray Building
North Miami, Florida 33181 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

Brevard County Library System (1968) Stetson University (1968)
308 Forrest Avenue Dupont-Ball Library
Cocoa, Florida 32922-7781 Deland, Florida 32720-3769

Broward County Division of Libraries (1968) Jacksonville University (1968)
100 South Andrews Avenue Carl S. Swisher Library
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 University Blvd., North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
*Central Florida Regional Lib. System (1972)
15 Southeast Osceola Avenue *Tampa-Hillsborough County (1968)
Ocala, Florida 32671 Public Library System
900 North Ashley Street
*Florida Atlantic University (1968) Tampa, Florida 33602
Library
P. O. Box 3092 *University of Central Florida (1968)
Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Library
Post Office Box 25000
*Florida International University (1971) Orlando, Florida 32816-0666
Documents Section
Tamiami Campus Library Tamiami Trail *University of Florida Library (1968)
Miami, Florida 33199 Documents Department
Gainesville, Florida 32611
*Florida State University Library (1968)
Documents Maps Division *University of Miami Library (1968)
Tallahassee, Florida 32306 Gov't Publications
P.O. Box 248214
*Jacksonville Public Libraries (1968) Coral Gables, Florida 33124
122 North Ocean Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-3374 *University of North Florida Library
Documents Division (1971)
Lee County Library System (1991) Post Office Box 17605
2025 Lee Street Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3989
*University of South Florida (1968)
*Miami-Dade Public Library System (1968) Library Special Collections
101 West Flagler Street 4204 Fowler Avenue
Miami, Florida 33130-1523 Tampa, Florida 33620

Northwest Regional Library System (1968) University of West Florida (1968)
25 West Government Street Documents John Pace Library
Panama City, Florida 32402 Pensacola, Florida 32514- 5750

Orange County Library District (1968) Volusia County Library Center (1990)
101 East Central Boulevard City Island
Orlando, Florida 32801 Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

St. Petersburg Public Library (1968) West Palm Beach Public Library (1968)
3748 Ninth Avenue, North 100 Clematis
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401








FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD
HERITAGE ART SERIES


For many years, the National Guard Bureau has sponsored the creation of a heritage
art series for all our states and territories. Several are commissioned and completed each
year and prints of all the paintings in the series are available for general distribution to the
public. Unfortunately, Florida has but a single painting in the series to represent its more
than four hundred years of Militia and National guard service to Florida and Country.

In 1989, it was decided to explore the possibility of establishing our own heritage
painting series. There appeared to be some private monies available. Further, state law
mandates the expenditure of a small percentage of all state construction funds for public
art. With these two potential sources of funding available, the Florida National Guard
Heritage Art Series was established.

(Although initially, our primary focus will be on the creation of the heritage painting
series, we retain the flexibility to include other forms of art as part of our program. For
example, a print derived from a photograph of the bronze statue representing a Florida
Guardsman during the Second World War, the centerpiece of the Florida Regiment's
Memorial at Camp Blanding, is included in Phase I of our series).

Most of the individual paintings created for the series and all of those obtained with
state funds, will remain the property of the Department of Military Affairs. There may be
paintings, financed with private funds, which might be retained by individuals or corporate
sponsors. However, in every instance, the Department will retain all rights for the
reproduction and distribution of prints of the paintings. (And the Department will retain the
right of first refusal should a privately-owned painting ever be placed on the market for
sale).

Our ultimate objective, aside from obtaining fine works of art, is to create a series of
prints depicting the historical heritage of Florida's Militia/State Troops/National Guard since
its founding in 1565 and making prints of those events available to the widest possible
public audience within the State of Florida. We hope all public schools, governmental
agencies and many commercial establishments will wish to display one or more of these
art works. Of course, the prints will be available for use in illustrating historical publications.

There are at least three reasons we feel this program is desirable and reflective of our
needs and our public responsibilities. First, the establishment of this series will greatly
improve our ability to meet the public art responsibilities associated with new construction
expenditures. Secondly, it will help us better serve the expressed needs and historical
interests of our veterans and currently serving personnel. Finally, this series, even in its
earliest phases, will significantly improve and broaden the public's understanding for and
appreciation of our state's incredible military heritage.








FUNDING: PAINTINGS

1. Armory construction funds; mandated art expenditures
2. Private individuals, corporations and foundations
3. Associations of veterans and currently-serving Florida National Guardsmen

FUNDING: PRINTS

There are to be two kinds of prints to be produced in the series:

1. Normal poster-quality prints produced for free public distribution
2. Signed artist's proofs which will be offered for sale through an appropriate entity
to help finance additional paintings and prints
Possible private and public funding sources for both types of prints are currently being
explored (summer 1992).

ARTISTS

The core paintings in the series have been done by, or contracted to, Mr. Jackson
Walker, a Florida military artist from Orlando. Under the guidance of the Cultural Affairs
Division of the Department of State, we have contracted three additional Florida artists to
produce paintings for Phase I of the series. (Mr. Donald Renner of Fort Lauderdale; Mr.
John Briggs of Tallahassee; Mr. Ronald Shelley of Miami) We demand a realistic style and
historical accuracy of the highest order, qualities shared by all our artists.


HERITAGE PAINTING SERIES: PHASE I 1990-1992

Phase I of the series contains twelve thematic paintings and three portraits and will be
complete by the spring of 1992. (Additionally, the Air Guard painting done by the National
Guard Bureau will be distributed with our state-generated paintings). All those paintings
listed are already finished or contracted for completion by the late summer of 1992.

1. FIRST MUSTER 16 SEPTEMBER 1565 (The first militia muster of a permanent
European settlement in the continental United States; Spanish settlers in St. Augustine)
STARC Armory; St. Augustine (Jackson Walker)

2. MILITIA MUSTER AT SAN LUIS DE TALIMALE 1680 (The principle Spanish
settlement in the western part of "La Florida", contemporary Tallahassee; the terminus of
the mission trail from St. Augustine) Tallahassee Armory (John Briggs)

3. ASSAULT ON FORT MOSE 1740 (The successful capture of an English-occupied
fort near St. Augustine by a combined force of Spanish Regulars and a company of Florida
Black Militia) STARC Armory; St. Augustine (Jackson Walker)








4. BATTLE OF THOMAS CREEK 1778 (East Florida Militia Rangers (British) suc-
cessfully defeated an invading Rebel force) Brooksville Armory (Jackson Walker)

5. BLOCKHOUSE SIEGE ON THE WITHLACOOCHEE 1836 (Commemorating a
seven week siege of Florida Militia by hostile Seminole Indians) Quincy Armory (Jackson
Walker)

6. FLORIDA BRIGADE: COUNTERATTACK AT COLD HARBOR 1864 (Six Florida
regiments newly formed into a brigade saved Lee's Army at Cold Harbor) Tallahassee
Armory (Jackson Walker)

7. HURRICANE RELIEF AT MOREHAVEN 1926 (Men of the 116th Field Artillery
under Colonel Sumter Lowry brought desperately needed assistance to local authorities
following the Great Hurricane of 1926) Ultimate location unknown at present (Jackson
Walker)

8. ASSAULT AT RED BEACH; MOROTAI ISLAND 1944 (Elements of the 116th Field
Artillery, 31st Infantry Division, during the assault landing at Morotai) 116th FA Museum
(Jackson Walker)

9. BATTLE AT COLGAN WOODS, MINDANAO ISLAND 1945 (Men of the 124th
Infantry, 31st Infantry Division, had their most difficult battle of the war during which their
Chaplain, Thomas A. Colgan was killed earning a Distinguished Service Cross) Orlando
Armory (Jackson Walker)

10. MARIEL BOATLIFT 1980 (Units of the Florida Guard brought assistance and
order to the early and frequently chaotic phase of the Mariel Boatlift of refugees from Cuba)
STARC Armory, St. Augustine (John Briggs)

11. OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM 1992 (Many units of the Florida
Guard were called for service and several served in Southwest Asia) STARC Armory, St.
Augustine (Ronald Shelley)

12. FOR FLORIDA AND COUNTRY A bronze statue of a World War II soldier serving
as the centerpiece of the Florida Regiments Memorial at the Camp Blanding Museum and
Memorial Park of the Second World War. (Enzo Torcoletti)


PORTRAIT SERIES

The original paintings in the Heritage Portrait Series will be exhibited in the Florida
National Guard Military Academy at Camp Blanding. Prints will be available as with all
other Heritage Artworks. (All of the portraits were done by Donald Renner)









1. ALBERT H. BLANDING One of the truly great soldiers and leaders of Florida
National Guard history. He commanded the 2nd Florida on the Mexican Border 1916-
1917, an infantry brigade in the 27th Division during World War I, the 31st Division until
1940 and was Chief of the National Guard Bureau 1936-1940.

2. WILLIAM WOODROW BRASWELL The highest decorated Florida Guardsman
during the Second World War. "Woody" was mobilized with the 124th Infantry and served
with them and later the 300th Infantry. Eventually commanding a platoon (as a Staff
Sergeant) with the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division in the Philippine Cam-
paign. He earned his second Purple Heart and a Distinguished Service Cross near Davao,
Mindanao in May 1945.

3. ALBERT E. DURRELL The first State Headquarters Chief of Staff and the first
Commandant of the Florida National Guard Military Academy, he had long service with the
Guard both before and following the Second World War. His combat service was with the
Americal Division in the South Pacific.


OTHER

INTERCEPTING A "BEAR" 1982 Florida Air Guard aircraft intercept a Russian plane
off the American coast. (National Guard Bureau Heritage Painting)


PHASE II 1992-1993

As yet, there is no funding for this next phase. However, there may be approved
construction projects and a number of private organizations willing to fund individual
paintings. We are particularly anxious to involve the coast/air defense artillery and the
Florida Air Guard. Recommended topics for the second phase include:

TOPICS/EVENTS

...Spanish Militia; Second Spanish Period 1784-1821
...Skirmish at Tillis Plantation; Third Seminole War 1856-1858
...Battle of Natural Bridge 1865
...1st Florida; Spanish American War 1898
...Florida State Troops; Jacksonville Fire 1901
...Naval Militia: Annual Training 1912
...2nd Florida; Mexican Border 1916-1917
...265th Coast Artillery; Aleutian Islands 1944
...124th Infantry; Atipe, New Guinea 1944
...159th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Operation Hi-Tide, Korean War 1951-1952
...159th Fighter Squadron; "William Tell" 1958








PORTRAITS

...Francisco Menendez (Sergeant Major and Commander of Florida's Black Militia
1724-1742)
...J. Clifford Reed Foster (Adjutant General 1901-1917 and 1923-1928)
...David Lang (Commander of the Florida Brigade at Gettysburg and Adjutant General
in the 1880's)
...Harry Harr (Only Medal of Honor recipient associated with a Florida regiment)

OTHER

...A bronze statue of a Florida Guardsmen in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm to
provide the centerpiece for the memorial and museum to be established at Camp Blanding.


PHASE III 1993---

It is hoped that, by the time the first two phases of the Heritage Art Series are complete,
the desirability and public acceptance of the works will be such that additions to the series
will become a "habit' with future generations of the Guard and its supporters. There is
literally no realistic limit to what can be accomplished. Lists of potential and worthy events
and individuals to be commemorated could keep the series going for many, many years.
A cursory sample of potential topics includes:

1. Wars, Campaigns and Battles

...Siege of 1702
...Battle of Alligator Creek
...American Invasion of 1811
...Numerous battles of the Second and Third Seminole Wars
...Many Civil War battles including, in Florida alone, Marianna, Gainesville, Palatka,
capture of the Columbia, mining of the St. Johns, Olustee, Natural Bridge
...Florida Guard, World War I
...116th at Mindanao
...712th AAA, Korean War
...More on Desert Shield/Desert Storm
...Florida's Naval Militia during the numerous wars in which it has served beginning in
1565 but especially during the Civil War and the First and Second World Wars

2. Annual Training

...Annual training scenes from various periods including: 1888, 1911,1928,1938,1956,
etc (And to include the Army, Air and Naval units of Florida's Militia/State Troops/National
Guard)








3. State Active Duty

...There have been more than two hundred occasions in which Florida Guardsmen
performed state active duty during this century alone. Many deserve commemoration!

4. Personalities for Portraits

There are a host of famous or important personalities, officer and enlisted, associated
with the long history of Florida's Militia and National Guard who could be worthy subjects
of portraits and historical posters prints including:

...Governor Montiano, Thomas Browne, Brigadier Hernandez, William Loring, J.J.
Dickison, Joseph Finegan, Joseph Hutchison, David Ballard, several Air Guardsmen and
Naval Militiamen, numerous privates and NCO's associated with Florida regiments in the
Civil War and both First and Second World Wars.

CONCLUSION

Once more, the Florida National Guard is taking a lead in creating a new, unique and
publically important historical program. The prints in this series, properly and widely
distributed, cannot help but improve and intensify the self-image and historical conscious-
ness of current and future Florida Guardsmen. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised at
Florida's lead. After all, as the nation's oldest state National Guard, we are accustomed to
being first!


(For more details, contact)

Robert Hawk
State Arsenal
P.O. Box 1008
St. Augustine, Florida
32085-1008
904-824-8461

or

Major Gregory Moore
HQ 1/116th
National Guard Armory
2890 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida
34237-5398
813-361-6348





















































FIRST MUSTER: 16 SEPTEMBER 1565

By Jackson Walker (1946- )

The first muster of militia troops in what is now the United States took place on the
16th of September, 1565 in the newly established Spanish presidio town of St. Augustine
in present day Florida, the oldest, permanently occupied European settlement in North
America. The muster was held during the onset of a hurricane and the militia were assigned
to guard the expedition's supplies while their leader, Pedro Menendez de Aviles, took the
regualr troops north to attack the French settlement at Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River,
today's Jacksonville.

Purchased in 1992 with funds provided by Florida's ART IN STATE BUILDINGS
PROGRAM (F.S.255.043)
Oil on Panel 48"60

A FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD HERITAGE PAINTING
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ASSAULT ON FORT MOSE JUNE 1740

By Jackson Walker (1946- )


Fort Mose was an plastered earthen fort three miles north of St. Augustine established
to protect the small free Black settlement of Gracia Real Santa Teresa de Mose. The fort
was abandoned and the settlers and local Black militia were withdrawn to the protection
of the city when the British under James Oglethorpe invaded Florida in the late spring of
1740. The British divided their forces between Fort Mose, today's Villano Point and
Anastasia Island. However the Spanish controlled the inland waters and, in the hour of
dawn, the 26th of June 1740, a Spanish force which included members of the local Black
Militia, sallied out of the city and attacked the British at Mose. Complete surprise was
achieved and the British force of more than one hundred Regulars, Georgia Highland
Rangers and Carolina and Indian Militia was virtually destroyed. Not long afterward, the
British withdrew from Florida.

Purchased in 1992 with funds provided by Florida's ART IN STATE BUILDINGS
PROGRAM (F.S.255.043)

Oil on Canvas 48"x48"

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BLOCKHOUSE SIEGE ON THE WITHLACOOCHEE 1836

By Jackson Walker (1946- )
A fifty-man company of Florida Volunteer Militia from Jefferson and Jackson Countyies,
commanded by James Holloman and, after his death in battle, by L. B. Walker, was isolated
and closley besieged in their temporary blockhouse fortification at the falls of the Withla-
coochee by approximately 500 Seminole Indians from 9 April to the night of 23-24 May
1836. In spite of their isolation, lack of adequate food supplies and the ferocity of the
Indians, the militiamen successfully repulsed all assaults on their position, suffering few
casualties themselves but inflicting many on the enemy force.

Purchased in 1991 with funds provided by Florida's ART IN STATE BUILDINGS
PROGRAM(F.S.255.043

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coochee by approximately 500 Seminole Indians from 9 April to the night of 23-24 May
1836. In spite of their isolation, lack of adequate food supplies and the ferocity of the
Indians, the militiamen successfully repulsed all assaults on their position, suffering few
casualties themselves but inflicting many on the enemy force.

Purchased in 1991 with funds provided by Florida's ART IN STATE BUILDINGS
PROGRAM (F.S.255.043

Oil on Canvas 48"x48"

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COUNTER-ATTACK AT COLD HARBOR

By Japkson Walker (1946-)


In the early dawn of June 3rd, 1864, the Union Army under General Grant launched a
massive attack on General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia near Cold Harbor. The attack
failed everywhere except on the Confederate right where Barlow's Division penetrated the
Southern position. The newly constituted and reinforced Florida Brigade containing
elements of six Florida regiments and commanded by Joseph Finegan, the victor of
Olustee, launched a savage bayonet charge against the Union forces, completely driving
them from the Confederate lines.

Purchased in 1992 with funds provided by Florida's Art in State Buildings Program
(F.S. 255.043)

Oil on Canvas 48"x48"

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HURRICANE RELIEF AT MOORE HAVEN 1926

By Jackson Walker (1946- )

In late September 1926, units of the 116th Field Artillery, Florida National Guard,
commanded by Colonel Sumter Lowry, were dispatched to the hurricane-ravaged south
central Florida community of Moore Haven. The town was virtually destroyed with more
than one hundred of its residents dead or missing. Men of the 116th and area relief
organizations, coordinated and lead by Colonel Lowry, evacuated the survivors, estab-
lished order and assisted in the search for additional casualties and survivors. For his
actions during this emergency, Colonel Lowry received the Florida Cross, only the second
time this newly-established award had been given.

Purchased in 1991 with funds provided by the SUMTER AND IVYLN LOWRY FOUN-
DATION, INC.

Oil on Canvas 36"x48"

A FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD HERITAGE PAINTING

















































ASSAULT ON RED BEACH AT MOROTAI ISLAND 1944

By Jackson Walker (1946- )

During September 1944, the 116th Field Artillery, part of the 31st "Dixie" Infantry
Division, made an assault landing on the island of Morotai, Dutch East Indies. Following
an un-opposed landing made difficult primarily by the terrain, the 116th provided artillery
support for divisional infantry units protecting the newly-established American air fields on
the island until their re-deployment for the invasion of Mindanao, Philippine Islands in May
1945.

Purchased in 1990 with private funds

Oil on Canvas 48"x36"

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By Jackson Walker (1946- )

The battle for the Colgan Woods in central Mindanao, Philippine Islands during May
of 1945 was the most costly struggle endured by the 124th Infantry Regiment during the
Second World War. On the battle's first day, 6 May, Father Thomas A. Colgan, the
Regimental Chaplain, was killed in action while bringing relief and last rites to men of the
124th for which he received a postumous Distinguished Service Cross. The battle and the
woods were named in his memory. Both the 2nd Battalion and the Medical Detachment
of the regiment received the Distinguished Unit Citation for the action and at least two
former Florida Guardsmen in the medical detachment, Robert Evans and Herbert Thurston
both of Sanford, received Silver Stars. Evan's award was postumous.

Purchased in 1991 with private funds.

Oil on Canvas 48"x48"

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For Florida and Country 1940-1945

By Enzo Torcaletti

Between November 1940 and January 1941, all four thousand serving members of
the Florida National Guard were mobilized for federal duty during the declared "National
Emergency" that became, after Pearl Harbor, the Second World War. Florida Guardsmen
saw war service in more than sixty-five infantry, airborne and armoured divisions, innumer-
able air squadrons, training commands and with combat support units, even in the Coast
Guard and Marine Corps. Almost two hundred are known to have been killed in action,
died of wounds or died during the war.

Purchased in 1990 with private funds

Bronze Statue; 6' on a granite pedestal

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During the late spring and summer of 1980, more than one hundred and thirty
thousand refugees fled from Mariel, Cuba to the United States aboard hundreds of small
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boats. For a twenty day period at the beginning of this exodus, the State of Florida had
responsibility for handling the refugees at Key West. The Florida National Guard, the Office
of the Governor, several private organizations and numerous volunteers worked incredibly
long hours to bring order from chaos and help the newly homeless and suffering
immigrants.


Purchased in 1992 with funds provided by Florida's Art in State Buildings Program
(F.S. 255.043)

Oil on Canvas 48"x60"

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CAMP AT AL-SHALAH: OPERATION DESERT SHIELD 1991

By Ronald Shelley (1934-)


A number of Florida National Guard units were mobilized for federal service during
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm 1991-1992. They performed essential services in
the U.S., Germany and Southwest Asia. One unit, the 743rd Maintenance Company of
Fort Lauderdale, saw considerable active service in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. During the
Desert Shield phase of the deployment, they were primarily based at Al-Shalah, Saudi
Arabia providing a wide variety of essential vehicle maintenance services for American and
Allied forces. During Desert Storm, the unit was unofficially attached to the 24th Light
Infantry Division for which services they received official commendation.

Purchased in 1992 with funds provided by Florida's Art in State Buildings Program
(F.S.255.043)

Oil on Canvas 36"x68"

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Division 1924-1940. During the Great or First World War, he was one of only seven National
Guard officers to be commissioned as generals in federal service. Following service with
the 31st Division and with detached service with other American and French divisions on
the Western Front, he was given command ofthe 56th Infantry Brigade, 27th Division and
successfully led that unit during the assault on the Hindenburg Line in September 1918 for
which he received the Distinguished Service Medal. From 1936 to 1940, he was Chief of
the National Guard Bureau and during the Second World War, he commanded the Action
Forces of the State of Florida.

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save the life of one of his men. He also received two Purple Heart medals and the Bronze
Star with "V device. He is the highest decorated Florida Guardsman from the Second


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ALBERT EDWARD DURRELL
By Donald Glenn Renner (1926-)


Albert Durrell had more than thirty five years of service to FLorida and Country
beginning in 1935 as a Private in Company E, 124th Infantry, Florida National Guard.
Mobilized as a Lieutenant in November 1940, his combat service was with the 182nd
Infantry, Americal Division in the Northern and Southern Philippines campaigns. After the
war, he returned to service with the Florida National Guard eventually becoming the first
Commandant of the Florida National Guard Military Academy and later, first Chief of Staff,
State Area Command, Florida National Guard.

Purchased in 1992 with funds provided by Florida's Art in State Buildings Program
(F.S. 255.043)

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HERITAGE ART SERIES: PHASE I 1990-1992

1. FIRST MUSTER: 16 SEPTEMBER 1565 12. CAMP AT AL-SHALAH:
(Painting by Jackson Walker) DESERT SHIELD 1990
(Painting by Ronald Shelley)
2. MILITIA MUSTER: SAN LUIS
DE TALIMALE 1680 PORTRAITS
(Painting by John Briggs)
1. ALBERT HAZEN BLENDING
3. ASSAULT ON FORT MOSE 1740 (Painting by Donald Renner)
(Painting by Jackson Walker)
2. WILLIAM WOODROW BRASWELL
4. BATTLE OF THOMAS CREEK 1778 (Painting by Donald Renner)
(Painting by Jackson Walker)
3. ALBERT EDWARD DURRELL
5. BLOCKHOUSE SIEGE ON THE (Painting by Donald Renner)
WITHLACOOCHEE 1836
(Painting by Jackson Walker) NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU:
HERITAGE PAINTING SERIES
6. COUNTERATTACK AT COLD
HARBOR 1864 1. FLORIDA AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
(Painting by Jackson Walker) INTERCEPTING A "BEAR" 1982

7. HURRICANE RELIEF
AT MOREHAVEN 1926 Florida National Guard Art works are funded
(Painting by Jackson Walker) by private donations and with funds provided
by Florida's ART IN STATE BUILDINGS
8. ASSAULT AT RED BEACH: PROGRAM; (F.S. 255.043)
MOROTAI ISLAND 1944
(Painting by Jackson Walker)
Once appropriate funding is obtained, reprints
9. BATTLE OF COLGAN WOODS: of all the present and future Florida National
MINDANAO 1945 Guard Heritage Art Works will be available for
(Painting by Jackson Walker) distribution to National Guard armories, state
public schools and the general public.
10. FOR FLORIDA AND COUNTRY
(Bronze Statue by Enzo Torcoletti) It is our hope that, as additional monies become
available, we can continue and expand the se-
11. MARIEL BOATLIFT 1980 ries to include other events and personalities
(Painting by John Briggs) associated with the long and distinguished his-
tory of the Florida Militia, State Troops and of
the Army, Air and Naval National Guard.







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HERITAGE ART SERIES: PHASE I 1990-1992

1. FIRST MUSTER: 16 SEPTEMBER 1565 12. CAMP AT AL-SHALAH:
(Painting by Jackson Walker) DESERT SHIELD 1990
(Painting by Ronald Shelley)
2. MILITIA MUSTER: SAN LUIS
DE TALIMALE 1680 PORTRAITS
(Painting by John Briggs)
1. ALBERT HAZEN BLENDING
3. ASSAULT ON FORT MOSE 1740 (Painting by Donald Renner)
(Painting by Jackson Walker)
2. WILLIAM WOODROW BRASWELL
4. BATTLE OF THOMAS CREEK 1778 (Painting by Donald Renner)
(Painting by Jackson Walker)
3. ALBERT EDWARD DURRELL
5. BLOCKHOUSE SIEGE ON THE (Painting by Donald Renner)
WITHLACOOCHEE 1836
(Painting by Jackson Walker) NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU:
HERITAGE PAINTING SERIES
6. COUNTERATTACK AT COLD
HARBOR 1864 1. FLORIDA AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
(Painting by Jackson Walker) INTERCEPTING A "BEAR" 1982

7. HURRICANE RELIEF
AT MOREHAVEN 1926 Florida National Guard Art works are funded
(Painting by Jackson Walker) by private donations and with funds provided
by Florida's ART IN STATE BUILDINGS
8. ASSAULT AT RED BEACH: PROGRAM; (F.S. 255.043)
MOROTAI ISLAND 1944
(Painting by Jackson Walker)
Once appropriate funding is obtained, reprints
9. BATTLE OF COLGAN WOODS: of all the present and future Florida National
MINDANAO 1945 Guard Heritage Art Works will be available for
(Painting by Jackson Walker) distribution to National Guard armories, state
public schools and the general public.
10. FOR FLORIDA AND COUNTRY
(Bronze Statue by Enzo Torcoletti) Itis our hope that, as additional monies become
available, we can continue and expand the se-
11. MARIEL BOATLIFT 1980 ries to include other events and personalities
(Painting by John Briggs) associated with the long and distinguished his-
tory of the Florida Militia, State Troops and of
the Army, Air and Naval National Guard.




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