As Sergeant Brummett Echohawk entered combat during the invasion of Sicily as a Sapper Team leader, the thought of documenting the war with his incredible gift would soon come to light. This God-given talent would have an incredible impact on the young sergeant. The Brummett Echohawk Project works to share this unique history through more than forty sketches he completed on the field of battle. After the war, Echohawk would utilize his work to reconnect with those he sketched and served with from all over the world. This part of his legacy is carried on today through our project. We hope you enjoy these amazing stories.
Sniper Hits Thunderbird
THE BATTLE OF THE FACTORY
Aprilia, Italy FEB. 1944
Peck's letter to wife Mona after being shot in the head by a German Sniper
Milo Prosper Peck
SILVER STAR RECIPIENT
509th Parachute Infantry Regiment
4th Indian Division
British 8th Army
Naples, April 16, 1944.
Japanese American Soldier
Fred Morohashi 100/442ND Infantry Division, attached to THE 34th Infantry regiment. THE 100/442ND received 18,000 awards during WWII. Out of the 18,000 awards, 9500 were "PURPLE HEARTS." Because of this number, the division became known as the "PURPLE HEART BATTALION."
REGIMENTAL MOTTO: "GO FOR BROKE"
Oct 1st, 1943
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FLAK 88 BARRAGE
ECHOHAWK'S 2nd SQUAD UNDER FIRE
"THERE ARE NO BRAVE MEN HERE"
SGT BRUMMETT ECHOHAWK
Oct 1st, 1943
CROSSING THE VOLTURNO
179th REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM D COMPANY
ON THE ATTACK
2nd LT. ERNEST CHILDERS, (FORWARD)-MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT. FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN TO RECEIVE THE MoH SINCE THE INDIAN WARS OF THE 1800s.
ECHOHAWK'S PLATOON SERGEANT
Philip "Shield Chief" Gover
German Soldier-Cover of Life Magazine before deployment:
"The man I am to face in the coming war" -Brummett Echohawk