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The Artists

This print series was reproduced from eighteen paintings by Army Artist Team XXII. The Center of Military History selected the members of the team from among soldier-artists throughout the Army, based upon a review of work experiences and sample artwork. The three soldiers chosen traveled from their respective duty stations to the Center in Washington, D.C., where they worked from 19 January through 15 May 1988 on the original artwork. This team effort captured in vivid fashion the Army's noncommissioned officer performing his or her duties throughout various stages of the nation's history.

SPECIALIST, FOURTH CLASS, ANITA Y. SONNIE calls Arizona her home. A Native American, Specialist Sonnie attended Phoenix Indian High School and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She holds an associate's degree from Maricopa Technical College. Before joining the Army, she established herselfas an accomplished graphic artist, illustrator, and silversmith.Specialist Sonnie serves as an illustrator with the HHSC/8-101st Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

SPECIALIST, FOURTH CLASS, THERESA L. UNGER was born and educated in Michigan. She attended the Kent Skills Center and the Kendall School of Design. She was a freelance illustrator before joining the Army in August 1985. Since then Specialist Unger has attended the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault School and the Airborne School at Fort Benning and is both air assault and airborne qualified. Her present duties are as an illustrator with the HHC,lst Signal Battalion, Kleber Kaserne, Federal Republic of Germany.

SPECIALIST, FOURTH CLASS, MANUEL B. ABLAZA makes his home in Vallejo, California. He was born in the Republic of the Philippines, where he obtained a degree in art from the University of Santo Tomas. He entered the Army in Oakland, California. His last duty assignment was with the 8th Evacuation Hospital at Fort Ord.

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