John&Tio, thanks for your interest. Most people dont know there was an earlier original 1945 Monument. This original 10-ton Monument in the Daily News rare 1945 color photo was made in 1945 of cast stone (bronzed) and is not the 80-ton 1952 bronze in Arlington. (Dont worry, its still there!) This 1945 one never belonged to govt. Our govt was broke in 1945 so sculptor DeWeldon paid for it and lent it to Navy who gave it back to him when Pan American Union was built on that spot. Congressional Resolution thanking him + authorizing the larger Arlington bronze goes with it! Bonhams catalog has the full history. Im donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Monument and collection to the MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION which provides scholarships for the children of those killed in action. Rodney
posted on 01/27/2013 12:57:32 PM PST
Why doesn’t the current owner donate it himself and take a big tax write-off? Several “Asian businessmen” are interested. If it falls into the hands of the Japs, Kim Jong Dumb-Dumb, or the Commie-Red Chinamen, I will blame the current owner for such a disgusting travesty.
Wow. I wish the H.E.A.R.T.S. Museum could have that one. It is an entire museum dedicated to all American Veterans, and would that ever be loved by the million people a year who go there to honor the War Heroes of America.
posted on 01/27/2013 1:29:48 PM PST
(God Bless Our Troops)
It may not stay in the U.S.; selfless service to the nation at high cost - to the extent of even one’s life - is not much in fashion these days.
What photo ? I don’t see any photo ! What are you talking about ?
posted on 01/27/2013 3:47:42 PM PST
(.Should this former Chicago "Mechanic" go out of retirement ?)
Wow, what rights do we have here to dictate how someone disposes of their property and spends their money?
The is part of what this country is supposed to stand for, being free, and that’s what our vets help us keep.
You think Monument should stay in the US, do the capitalist thing and buy it. Stop sounding like the Liberals because it is an emotional issue.
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