© 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
© 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.