by Shirley McWorter-Moss
A sculpture honoring five World War II veterans.
Title: Veterans' Valor
Artist: Shirley McWorter-Moss
Location: Central Park Place at Central Park
Installation Date: 2006
Description: A sculpture honoring five World War II veterans.
Plaque Text: The heroism of Naperville's many veterans is reflected in the unusual story of five men who grew up in this small town, attended Naperville High School, and served in World War II in various branches of the armed forces. Fortunately, they all returned home having earned high military honors. Four received the Silver Star and one received the distinguished flying cross. These five men - (left to right) Army 1st Lt. Al Rubin, Platoon Commander; Army Staff Sgt. Leo Kuefler, Tank Commander; Army Air Corps Cpt. Vinnie Mazza, B-24 Pilot; Navy Lt. Bob Wehli, Pt. Boat Commander; and Marine Corps 1st Lt. Don Darfler, Fighter Pilot - represent the patriotism and sacrifices of numerous local men and women who have served our country and fought for freedom around the globe.