, 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 William Thompson. 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.