Sculptor Ben Victor spends hours upon hours tearing apart clay and sculpting masterpieces. Several of his statues end up all across the country, he even has ones in Canada and Scotland. However, one of his most recent works will be staying near to home, in Aberdeen.
The statue is of Captain Cecil Harris. Cecil Harris was known for his outstanding flying skills in World War II. In the Kamikaze attacks Cecil shot down 24 enemy war planes while never taking a single bullet. He is considered the second-highest scoring Navy ace in U.S. history, and he is from small town Cresbard, S.D.
His statue will be unveiled on the campus of Northern State University Saturday at 10 a.m. Senator John Thune and his father Harold will be at the unveiling. Harold fought with Harris in World War II. Also in attendance will be Cecil Harris's 93 year-old widow. She will be flying in from the East coast just for the unveiling.