In mid-September of this year my life size bronze sculpture of a saluting Air Force Sergeant was delivered and installed at American Veterans Park in West Point, Nebraska. The bronze military sculpture is permanently installed on a grey granite base. It is the 7th large scale sculpture for the quarter acre park, with three more left to sculpt.
dedicated to all servicemen and women
The project was conceived in 2016 as a place to honor all veterans from the US. The 13 member committee worked with West Point Monument to design the veterans park. I was hired for each of the bronze military sculptures through Earl Boston, the lead designer of the park.
The 6 foot tall bronze statue is dedicated to all active soldiers and all veterans. It is also dedicated to Bernie Hunke, a long time resident of West Point. A veteran, active community member, husband and father. Bernie had modeled for the sculpture a couple of months before he tragically passed away. The contributions that Bernie made to this small town of 3500 people make this sculpture significant.