According to News Reports, Buffalo Native, Lieutenant-Commander C. Wade McClusky of South Buffalo was honored with a sculpture and a plaque for his heroic service almost 70 years ago in The Battle of Midway in WWII..

The unveiling of the sculpture happened at the Buffalo Naval Park today with Lieutenant-Commander C. Wade McClusky family on hand, according to News Reports.

Phil McClusky, Lieutenant  McClusky’s son was quoted in the News as saying this:

“I’m overwhelmed frankly, this is the first time I’ve been to Buffalo, his home town, the warm welcome we’ve received from everybody has been fantastic, this is quite an honor for my father, and for me as well."

The Battle of Midway was reportedly one the most important battles associated with WWII according to historical sources.