US Lone Sailor Monument
Utah Beach Landing Museum
Location and info
The Lone Sailor of Normandy is one of the newest monuments at the Utah Beach Museum, near Sainte Marie du Mont.
The inscription on the plinth next to the statue reads: ‘The Lone Sailor of Normandy represents the men and women who have served, are currently serving, and will serve in the future in the United States Navy. ‘He is called the Lone Sailor, yet he is hardly ever alone. He is about 25 years old and a second-class Petty Officer who is fast becoming a sea-going veteran.
‘He has done it all – fired weapons in war, provided humanitarian in far away lands, been attacked by the enemy, and defended freedom.
‘He has made port calls in great cities, and tiny villages where he was a tourist, ambassador, adventurer, friend, missionary to those less fortunate, and representative of our way of life. ‘Shipmates remember him with pride and look up to him with respect.’