Salute - Steve Campbell
20 x 16
Oil on Raymar Panel
This Salute portrait has particular significance in many ways. The subject, Steve Campbell is a veteran and currently works as a pilot for commercial airlines. He is a friend of my brother, Mike Bennett, who is also a veteran and commercial pilot. I met Steve at Mike's retirement ceremony. I was excited to meet a veteran at the retirement ceremony and then I found out Steve is the son of a Tuskeegee Airman! How exciting! His father was Colonel William "Wild Bill" Campbell. You can see a short video tribute to his father here. He was an amazing man and our county owes him great respect for all he did for us.
This is my first post of 2016 and I am very excited to begin the year with a tribute to two heroes that served our country.
If anyone is not familiar with the Tuskeegee Airmen you can see a short clip here.