THE SKIPPER |
February 23, 2007
Name: MARINE COMBAT ARTIST Michael Fay
Posting date: 2/23/07
Returned from: Iraq
Milblog url: http://mdfay.blogspot.com
For the past few weeks, I've researched and begun trying my hand at sculpture. Here's a series of images showing the progression of my first piece, a haggard rifle company commander. Over the years I've tended to focus almost exclusively on sergeants and below -- the grunts. But I've also carefully observed the late-twenty-something captains who carry the burden of command with weary grace. The young Marines are lovingly lead by and often painfully mourned by their commanding officer, "the Skipper". A term both respectful and filled with warmth, it's the un-official moniker for a Marine captain.