George Edward Wahlen
George Edward Wahlen

Utah State Public Art Collection

Public Art Project

36" x 48"

Northern Utah Veteran's N...


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Portrait of George E. Wahlen (August 8, 1924 – June 5, 2009) a United States Army major and Utah native who served with the United States Navy and was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

This portrait is of George Edward Wahlen, Metal of Honor Recipient and Utahan. Hancock used significant moments in Mr. Wahlen’s life to give the painting many more layers of depth and meaning that a typical portrait of a great hero.