When the 1991 Gulf War began, the artist was on active duty as a Reservist, working on a project for the U. S. Marine Band. Soon after the war started, she was re-assigned to work with the Permanant Marine Corps Uniform Board (PMCUB) in creating a painting officially documenting in detail the uniforms worn by the Marine Corps as they entered that 1991 conflict. The artist worked closely with the Uniform Board to ensure accuracy and actual Marines were used as models. The central figure in the five figure painting (click on below link to see the full painting) is Lt General Walter E. Boomer, who commanded the Marines in the Gulf from August 1990 to April 1991, becoming Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps in 1992.
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