Brothers and company founders Adam and Bryan Makos grew up enjoying their grandfathers' stories of WWII.
and Bryan soon brought their boyhood friend, Joe Gohrs, then their father, Bob, and their sisters, Erica and Elizabeth into the quickly growing business.
President George H.W. Bush, Major Dick Winters, and Prince Charles with Adam Makos.
Bryan and Adam Makos
To research the history they seek to preserve, Adam
and Bryan have flown fighter jets, WWII bombers, traveled to far away battlefields and even a modern one.
Adam was officially an embedded writer with the 101st Airborne and, unofficially, with an element of Army Special Forces in 2008.
The Valor Studios
staff hopes that for generations to come, their artwork and magazines will convey the same awe and reverence for America's heroes that the staff experiences every day they're on the job.
Above Left: Adam Makos
prepares for a flight with the USAF.
Middle: Bryan and Adam
with Shifty Powers and Earl McClung outside the Bois Jacques woods in Bastogne.
Above Right: Adam
during a patrol in Iraq.
, Bob, and the Band of Brothers at the DMZ.