Thursday, February 22, 2007

Bill Baucom


Bill Baucom is a great friend of mine. He is a veteran of the Korean war. He survived the Chosin Reservoir and was a sniper during that time. I came to know him after my mother, who teaches school, had her students write valentines to the veterans hospital. Bill called to thank her. She invited him over for dinner and it's been about 8 years of friendship since. He has taught me so much about life and sacrifice. A true hero as were his buddies that never came home.

4 comments:

Oliver Chipping said...

Wow Brian, this is such an interesting portrait. I am always impressed at how crisp and tight your portraiture is. Really amazing.

S.T. Lewis said...

This is amazing. I wish I could draw like this, but I don't really want to learn how or practice... I just want to already know. Make that happen. Great sketch, man!

Seth said...

Bill is my x-stepdad. We've since lost touch. Do you have any idea how he is now? Or how to contact him?

Seth said...

Oh, sorry. Email= dunnoinbrooklyn@yahoo.com