JULY 8, 2013 2:40 PM PT
CAMP PENDLETON —
A painting by local military artist Todd Krasovetz is being installed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The work, entitled “Corpsman Up: Battle of Ramadi,” depicts a battle scene at Ramadi, showing a scout with several Marines and Naval Hospital Corpsmen moving in to rescue a fallen comrade amid dust and bullet ridden buildings. Above the scene, on the top of the canvas is a faint image of the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps in performance led by Maj. Brian Dix, who composed the newly adopted anthem, “Corpsman Up.”
The piece honors the heroism of troops and in particular, the Naval Corpsman.
The portrait was unveiled at a ceremony June 17 at the medical center, marking the 115th birthday of the Navy Hospital Corpsman. The Marine Drum and Bugle Corps played the “Corpsman Up” anthem and participated in the unveiling.
Krasovetz, whose brother served as a corpsman in Iraq, is best known locally for his painting of a corpsman dragging a Marine to safety in “Wings of Hope,” which hangs in the entrance to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.
Krasovetz’s work is on display at 11 military installations across the country and several pieces have appeared on the set of ABC Lifetime TV series “Army Wives.”
Krasovetz has a gallery in Rancho Santa Fe.