Schriever Statue Dedication Plans Made
By Peggy Hodge, SMC Public Affairs
/ Published September 12, 2007
Los Angeles Air Force Base -- A 9-foot bronze statue of Gen. Bernard Schriever, Father of the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile program and the Architect of the service's Ballistic Missile and Military Space program, will be unveiled and dedicated in the Schriever Space Complex Courtyard, Nov. 15.
Crafted by local San Pedro artist, Eugene Daub, the Air Force Association's Schriever Chapter 147 spearheaded the drive by sponsoring and commissioning the statue, and donating it to the Space and Missile Systems Center.
"It will be a very nice addition to the Schriever Space Complex," said Pat Devine, AFA Chapter 147 president. "The chapter is happy to be able to present this memorial for General Schriever to the Space and Missile Systems Center."
In addition to the installation of the statue, the project includes a reflective wall and associated landscaping paid for by SMC.
The statue will be placed near Bldg 272 at the opposite end of the courtyard from the Armillary Sphere. The sphere was donated by AFA in 1979 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Western Development Division's creation. The division was the forerunner of SMC. General Schriever was its first commander.