May 10, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 19

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This excerpted illustration shows Admiral Chester Nimitz and one of the scenes from Dr. Carlton Eddy's new piece.

Eddy's art placed on permanent display in Fredericksburg

Dr. Carlton Eddy, who studies infertility in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Health Science Center, recently received a lofty honor for his other pastime — naval aviation art.

In late March, one of his works went on permanent display in the George Bush Pavilion of the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg. The black-and-white piece, titled "Admiral Nimitz: An American Naval Hero," depicts Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz and various U.S. Navy airplanes of World War II. "In many ways, he was the architect of U.S. victory in the Pacific in World War II," Dr. Eddy said. "He made some strategically brilliant decisions that minimized loss of life among our servicemen." PHOTO of Eddy

The commanding officer of the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier, which is named for the admiral, has invited Dr. Eddy to spend a week aboard the carrier this summer. "I always enjoy getting a call from the Navy, telling me to pack my sea bags and come aboard during flight ops," he said.

Dr. Eddy, nicknamed "Sketch" by naval aviators, is establishing quite a reputation in the military community.


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