About this Site References Contact Info Home

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: FatherThomas Conway Memorial


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 255
Date:
FatherThomas Conway Memorial


Brian Porter is an artist and had the great honor to create a Bronze bust
of Father Thomas Conway, who did not survive the USS Indianapolis tragedy,
for the Buffalo Naval and Military Park in Buffalo, NY

Attached is a photo of the work from the dedication ceremony in the Summer of 2006.  The memorial and it stands on site at the park today. 

Father Conway was from the Western, NY area and has roots in this community.  The artist states that he is very proud of his work and he feels 
it embodies the ideals of the entire crew. 

Father Conway is shown in a stoic pose slightly turned clutching a life vest in one hand and crew member dog tags in his left.  This was symbolic of his physical guidance he brought while in the water with the sailors and the spiritual
guidance he provided throughout his life.
 
A special thanks to Brian Porter for this incredibly touching memorial to such an honorable gentleman - Father Conway.
 

Attachments
__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
;