The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross, Battlefield Cross or Battle Cross is a symbolic replacement of a cross, or marker appropriate to an individual service-member’s religion, on the battlefield or at the base camp for a soldier who has been killed. The practice started during or prior to the American Civil War, as a means of identifying the bodies on the battleground before removal. Today, it is a means of showing respect for the dead amongst battleground before removal. Today, it is a means of showing respect for the dead amongst the still living members of the troop.
Art of Bronze spent tremendous time in the creating of this Vietnam era life-size battlefield cross bronze statue memorial. The sculpture includes a highly detailed M1 combat helmet often referred to as “the steel pot”. The helmet is welded atop an iconic M16A1 rifle with a 20 round magazine. Jungle boots are placed at 45 degree angles and serve to support the rifle and helmet. Clients have the option to move the boots angle to fit their needs. A special bronze plaque can be affixed to the bronze base.
Fallen Soldier Battle Cross Sculpture – Made in the USA by Art of Bronze
Art of Bronze individually creates and casts this symbol of Sacrifice, Honor & Respect in the United States. This sculpture is MADE IN THE USA to honor the lives of lost Americans. This is not an inferior work from out of the country which sells for less than $5,000. Do not be fooled into purchasing something made out of the country for you loved one. Call Art of Bronze today at (805) 908-5355 to discuss all the details.
Our bronze statues are cast in the ‘lost wax’ process and hand finished in custom patina colorings. Additionally, our team of professionals can create custom patinas to meet your specific desires.
WE CREATE CUSTOM STATUES- Art of Bronze is comprised of artisans, craftsmen and dedicated professionals that specialize in custom commissions that can create any concept or idea you have into bronze. We are very proud of our 40+ years of expertise working with developers, city agencies, shopping centers, art in public places and school administrations. Please review our Custom Projects & Customer Installations to see just some of the wonderful projects the Art of Bronze family has done since starting in the family garage in 1978.
NO MATTER THE SIZE OF YOUR SCULPTURE- you can be assured we will help guide you through the installation to permanently secure your statue. Every sculpture whether private or public will have different requirements. Safety and security are both important issues when owning a bronze sculpture. To properly address any concerns and these issues, call Art of Bronze today and speak to an expert. Art of Bronze can professionally weld stainless steel mounting brackets to the bottom of your sculpture to allow permanent installation.