The Naked Warrior
Artist: National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
Material Used: Bronze
Location: 38th Street
Our country's only monument to the Navy SEALs is a compelling tribute to both SEALs and Virginia Beach’s important part in their story. Action photos etched on its black granite surface illustrate a summary of SEAL history and descriptions of the Monument’s many layers of significance. The centerpiece Naked Warrior statue of a WWII combat swimmer ready for action stands on a Living Beach of sand from places all over the world where SEALs and their forefathers trained and fought. Gold stars and pawprints honoring SEALs and their war dogs killed in the line of duty adorn the walls. Designed for visitors of all ages, the SEAL Monument was donated to the City by the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in 2017 and is on the Boardwalk at 38th Street.