OOS Sculpture

Sky Pilot (Fulton County War Memorial)

1998 / Rose Marie Reder & Defiance Memorials, Inc. / Wauseon

Sky Pilot.JPG

A bronze sculpture of a kneeling chaplain (dressed in Vietnam-era soldier fatigues) with his face directed toward the ground near where his helmet lays. This is part of a larger memorial that includes a stone monument with pictures and names engraved, honoring those who died in various wars.
The sculpture was created by Rose Marie Reder. The monument was created and engraved by Defiance Memorials, Inc. in 1992.

Location: Fulton County Sheriff's Office, S. Fulton St.

County

: Fulton

Citation

: Rose Marie Reder and Defiance Memorials, Inc., “Sky Pilot (Fulton County War Memorial),” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 29, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2140.

Title

Sky Pilot (Fulton County War Memorial)

Description

A bronze sculpture of a kneeling chaplain (dressed in Vietnam-era soldier fatigues) with his face directed toward the ground near where his helmet lays. This is part of a larger memorial that includes a stone monument with pictures and names engraved, honoring those who died in various wars.
The sculpture was created by Rose Marie Reder. The monument was created and engraved by Defiance Memorials, Inc. in 1992.

Date

1998

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2140

Location City

Location County

Location Street

S. Fulton St.

Location Type

Materials

Inscription

The plaque alongside the statue reads,
"Sky Pilot"/"Vietnam Era Chaplain"/
"Artist: Rose Marie Reder"/
"Assisted by Members of the Toledo Area Sculptors Guild"/
"Daedalus Art Foundry Petersburg, MI"/
"1998"
Inscription on stone monument, lower left,
"Dedicated on November 21, 1992 by General WM. C. Westmoreland"/"Designed and Engraved by Defiance Memorials Inc. Defiance Ohio"
Inscription on stone monument, front face,
Upper middle: "In memory of Fulton County's fallen heroes"
Lower base: "Fulton County War Memorial"
Left side of face lists WWI soldier names.
Right side of face lists WWII soldier names.
Inscription on stone monument, lower right,
"Appreciation to the medical corps. Without their knowledge and commitment, more lives would have been lost."
Inscription on stone monument, rear face,
Upper middle: "A reminder of the courage, devotion and sacrifice of our lost loved ones who fought for the freedom we enjoy today"
Left side of face lists Korean soldier names.
Right side of face lists Vietnam soldier names.