© Susan Geissler 2013       Built by andrephoto.com
Susan Geissler
Sculptor
    On June 4, 2017 , the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway,  Susan's portrait sculpture of C. Wade McClusky , Buffalo  native and hero of the Battle, was unveiled at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park .  On that pivotal day in 1942 , McClusky , running low on fuel, led his U.S. Navy dive bomber squadron against the Japanese Fleet , destroying two enemy aircraft carriers within a matter of minutes . Fellow airmen in a second squadron sunk a third carrier and a heavy cruiser , and returned the next day to sink a fourth carrier . As a result of these actions, the tide of the War in the Pacific was turned, and the course of Western Civilization altered.  Attending and making remarks  at the ceremony was LTCDR Ret. George J Walsh --one of two surviving World War Two dive-bomber pilots -- and Philip McClusky, Wade's Son, who presented the Park with his Father's Navy Cross , Purple Heart , Distinguished Flying Cross and Navy Air Medal . Remarks were also made by Congressman Brian Higgins , State Senator Chris Jacobs and other dignitaries. Extensive Associated Press coverage of the event was distributed Nationwide , and reported  in dozens of news accounts including in the New York Times , Wall Street Journal and Washington Times. 
SUSAN'S PORTRAIT SCULPTURE IMMORTALIZES HERO OF THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
C. Wade McClosky Finished bronze
© Susan Geissler 2016      Built by andrephoto.com
Susan Geissler
SUSAN'S PORTRAIT SCULPTURE IMMORTALIZES HERO OF THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
    On June 4, 2017 , the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway,  Susan's portrait sculpture of C. Wade McClusky , Buffalo native and hero of the Battle, was unveiled at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park .  On that pivotal day in 1942 , McClusky , running low on fuel, led his U.S. Navy dive bomber squadron against the Japanese Fleet , destroying two enemy aircraft carriers within a matter of minutes . Fellow airmen in a second squadron sunk a third carrier and a heavy cruiser , and returned the next day to sink a fourth carrier . As a result of these actions, the tide of the War in the Pacific was turned , and the course of Western Civilization altered.  Attending and making remarks  at the ceremony was LTCDR Ret. George J Walsh --one of two surviving World War Two dive- bomber pilots -- and Philip McClusky, Wade's Son, who presented the Park with his Father's Navy Cross , Purple Heart , Distinguished Flying Cross and Navy Air Medal . Remarks were also made by Congressman Brian Higgins , State Senator Chris Jacobs and other dignitaries. Extensive Associated Press coverage of the event was distributed Nationwide , and reported  in dozens of news accounts including in the New York Times , Wall Street Journal and Washington Times.