WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Crews have moved a statue that honors Waterloo's Sullivan brothers to a Catholic high school, ensuring a long future for a memorial that honors five siblings killed while serving in the Navy during World War II.


The 60-year-old memorial has been relocated to an outdoor chapel on the grounds of Columbus High School. The statue's 2-and-a-half-ton base is engraved with the brothers' names and topped by an Italian marble Catholic statue of the Virgin Mary.

George, Francis, Joseph, Madison and Albert Sullivan died after their ship, the cruiser USS Juneau, was sunk by the Japanese on Nov. 13, 1942.

The statue was moved from Waterloo Knights of Columbus Council 700's building, which is for sale. The statue was previously on the grounds of the former St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Sullivans' parish.

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