Waiting for darkness

Waiting for Darkness

This painting shows an ambush patrol gathering in the darkness. They would shortly leave the perimeter and walk into the jungle to spend the night. On the extreme right is the patrol leader, Sergeant Jim Frost.   David Ditch is third from the left. He was killed in March 1968.  Dennis Rushing is second from left in the foreground.  Jim Dice serves as the RTO.

Jim Nelson Paintings
  1. Tunnel Rat
  2. The Battle of Good Friday
  3. Chaplain Tobin Giving Communion, 1967
  4. Squad Leader Ralph “John Johnson”
  5. USMC Sniper Hathcock in North Vietnam
  6. Waiting for Darkness
  7. Disappearing Trail
  8. Sergeant Sam Kay
  9. When Mech Meets Straight Leg
  10. Dear John Letter
  11. Jim Nelson