, a 1987 bronze sculpture, is a tribute to all the personnel of the sea services. The sculpture was created by The Lone Sailor Stanley Bleifeld, for the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.
History [ edit ]
The Lone Sailor is modeled on then Petty Officer 1st class Dan Maloney. The name of the lone sailor as read on the seabag is John A Thomason. After giving up on honor guard models, Bleifeld asked New London Submarine Base for someone more typical. As part of the casting process, the bronze for [1 ] The Lone Sailor was mixed with artifacts from eight U. S. Navy ships, provided by the Naval Historical Center.
Replicas around the United States [ edit ]
There are other copies of
The Lone Sailor in memorials around the United States. [2 ]
Bremerton, Washington, Bremerton Marina. Dedicated May 23, 2009. 47°33′48″N 122°37′25″W / 47.56333°N 122.62361°W [3 ]
Burlington, Vermont, Leahy Center. 44°28′33.4″N 73°13′17.7″W / 44.475944°N 73.221583°W
Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Naval Memorial Park. 32°51′09″N 79°57′24″W / 32.85250°N 79.95667°W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Esplanade Park overlooking the New River. 26°07′10.8″N 80°08′53.5″W / 26.119667°N 80.148194°W
Great Lakes, Illinois, Great Lakes Naval Training Center. 42°18′29.0″N 87°50′57.7″W / 42.308056°N 87.849361°W
Jacksonville, Florida, overlooking the St. Johns River. 30°19′12.35″N 81°39′25.64″W / 30.3200972°N 81.6571222°W
Long Beach, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 33°45′41.7″N 118°09′22.4″W / 33.761583°N 118.156222°W
Norfolk, Virginia, in Wisconsin Square standing watch over the museum ship USS . Wisconsin 36°50′55.2″N 76°17′39.9″W / 36.848667°N 76.294417°W
San Francisco, California, above Fort Baker. 37°49′57.6″N 122°28′47.8″W / 37.832667°N 122.479944°W
Waterloo, Iowa, Grout Museum. 42°29′35.5″N 92°20′37.0″W / 42.493194°N 92.343611°W [4 ]
West Haven, Connecticut, in Old Grove Park. The statue in West Haven, CT was donated by residents and Navy veteran, Marty DeGrand. 41°15′28.0″N 72°56′54.7″W / 41.257778°N 72.948528°W [5 ]
The United States Navy Memorial web site states there are 12 Lone Sailor statues placed in the United States, but does not list the additional locations.
References [ edit ]
^ "‘Lone Sailor' Bound for Bremerton Marina" . Retrieved 2008-02-23.
^ "Navy Memorials Around The Country". Archived from the original on 2008-02-17 . Retrieved 2008-02-23.
^ "Lone Sailor - Bremerton" . Retrieved January 10, 2010.
^ "Grout Museum Addition" . Retrieved 2008-02-23.
^ "The Lone Sailor© - West Haven, Connecticut" . Retrieved 2009-01-30.
^ "Navy Memorials Around the Country" . Retrieved 2009-02-22.