Monday, December 23, 2013
On this day in 1923, a hero was born
Stockdale was born on 23 December 1923 in Abingdon, Ill., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. Initially a surface officer on fast minesweepers, he transferred to aviation in 1949, earning his wings in 1950. Stockdale immediately proved to be a standout aviator.
The superb bust of Admiral Stockdale was carved by American patriot Master Chief Larry Nowell. You can see more of his excellent work HERE.