Our mission is to raise public awareness and funds to erect a Bronze statue of Sgt. Wise in his adopted hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. Sgt. Wise received the Medal of Honor while serving as a Staff Sergeant, Company L, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in action involving actual conflict with the enemy.
Master Sgt. Homer L. Wise also received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts, and eleven other decorations. One of the most decorated infantrymen of World War II, Sgt. Wise, originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, wound up spending the second half of his life in Stamford, Connecticut. He died there in 1974 at the age of 57.
Our country’s history was paved with many great war heroes that have gone unrecognized. A statue of this humble man is a tribute to all soldiers: past, present, and future.