The sculpture, Lone Sailor stands outside of the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo, Iowa (above.) I saw this bronze last weekend during Memorial Day. It reminded me of the same statue (below) that I discovered in Norfolk, Virginia three years ago which overlooks the Iowa class battleship, USS Wisconsin.
The naval connection between Waterloo and the sea have been many for a landlocked state in the middle of North America. But the main reason is in memorial for five brothers who all served on the same light cruiser during World War II. The USS Juneau was sunk during a Pacific battle. All five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo died in that action. Their story can be found here.
About a dozen Lone Sailors can be found throughout the US - see list here.