U.S. Navy Unveils Custom Bronze Battle Cross by UPD UrnsPosted by admin
Sterling, VA, 10/19/2016 – Tyler Fraser, CEO of UPD Urns, has announced the completion and unveiling of a custom made bronze battle cross sculpture for the U.S. Navy. The sculpture has been set at a shoreline memorial on Naval Base Coronado in Coronado, CA. Tyler stated, “It was an honor to work on a memorial for U.S. soldiers. It meant a lot to us here at UPD Urns. 3D scanning is making a big impact on the cost of a custom sculpture and also giving us the tools to produce highly accurate replica pieces.”
Sitting in front of a tall granite monument, the full size battle cross is a memorial to four fallen Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal soldiers: EOD1 Sean Carson, LT Christopher Mosko, EOD1 Chad Regelin and AO2 (EOD) Nicholas Wilson.
3D scanning and printing technology was used to create an accurate replica of the actual battle cross. Sean Carson’s gear, including the boots and helmet he wore when he died, are on display in the foyer of the EOD facility in Coronado. UPD Urns used a 3D scanner to create a digital model of the battle cross; which was used as the mold for the bronze casting.
LS1 (SW) Magaly Marion and EOD1 Dustin Marion worked with Tyler and UPD Urns to arrange the memorial’s production.Magaly Marion said, “It was an honor to work with such a dedicated company; 3D scanning their EOD brother’s actual gear gave the battle cross that much more meaning and sentiment. Seeing the memorial by the water with the American flag flying high and mighty over it, is just a very emotional sight and were very grateful for this beautiful project Tyler did for the Navy EOD community.”Soon after this project was completed, UPD Urns started on a custom bronze battle cross project for Boulder Crest Retreat, in Blue Ridge, VA. Ken Falke, Chairman of the EOD Warrior Foundation and Boulder Crest Retreat, and his wife Julia Falke, will donate this bronze memorial to Boulder Crest Retreat this fall.
UPD Urns offers cremation urns, jewelry and memorials to funeral homes and cemeteries worldwide. The company recently launched the Always Bust, a bust used to accurately portray an individual as a bronze or 3D printed memorial. UPD Urns was founded 15 years ago and greatly values integrity and service to their customers. Alongside offering bestselling urns, UPD Urns focuses on having a unique collection to cater to the ever-changing needs of cremation. UPD Urns has offices in Visalia, California and Sterling, Virginia, the greater Arlington and Washington DC area, where Tyler Fraser plays an active role in community and business events.
For more information on this project or custom bronze sculptures by UPD Urns visit: http://updurns.com/military, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Tyler Fraser at (213) 261-4984.