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George Wahlen

 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Bronze Statue


George Wahlen Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Bronze Statue by Utah sculptor Stan Watts

"The Veteran" sculpted by Stan Watts

Patriotic bronze sculpture of

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient George Wahlen.

Sculpted by American Artist Stan Watts

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George Wahlen Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Bronze Statue by Utah sculptor Stan Watts

Bronze Statue of a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, titled "The Veteran"


George Wahlen Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Bronze Statue by Utah sculptor Stan Watts
"The Veteran" is located at
Utah Veterans Memorial Park
17111 Camp Williams Road
Riverton, Utah


This bronze statue was created to honor all of Utah's Medal of Honor recipients.  The statue was commissioned by the Utah Veterans Advisory Council and Utah Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.  The monument was unveiled on Monday November 11, 2002.

George Wahlen Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Bronze plaque

 Stan Watts is well known for the Patriotic bronze sculptures which he creates.  The sculptor's bronze statues can be seen in many wonderful locations across the United States, as well as abroad.

  
         
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The following is and excerpt from the website www.history.navy.mil about George Wahlen:

George Edward Wahlen was born on 8 August 1924 in Ogden, Utah. He enlisted as an Apprentice Seaman in the U.S. Naval Reserve from that state in June 1943 and received recruit training at Naval Training Station, San Diego. Wahlen was promoted to Seaman Second Class in July and received Hospital Corps Training at San Diego. Promoted to Hospital Apprentice First Class in November and Pharmacist's Mate Third Class that December, late in the year he was assigned to the Training Detachment, Field Medical School Battalion, Fleet Marine Force at Camp Elliott, San Diego. In February 1944, Wahlen left for overseas duty with the Fifth Marine Division. In November 1944, while serving in the Pacific, he was promoted to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class.

As a medical corpsman with the Second Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, Fifth Marine Division, Wahlen participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima. On 26 February 1945, although wounded himself, Wahlen advanced forward of the front lines to help a wounded Marine and assisted casualties in an adjacent platoon, disregarding his own safety amidst concentrated gun and mortar fire. Wounded again on 2 March, he refused to leave the battlefield and on the following day moved with his company across 600 yards of open terrain in the face of heavy fire. He was helping others when he sustained a crippling third wound, but crawled 50 yards to administer aid to another fallen Marine. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life," he was awarded the medal of honor.  On 5 October 1945 Wahlen was presented with the award by President Harry S. Truman during Nimitz Day ceremonies at the White House.

In December 1945, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Wahlen was discharged from the Navy. He later joined the U.S. Army, served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and retired with the rank of Major. Following his military service, Major Wahlen worked for the Veterans Administration.

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