Last Friday, on the Chad Hasty Show, with Paul R. Beane filling in, world renowned sculptor Eddie Dixon revealed he's been commissioned by the Kansas Historical Commission to sculpt a bust of former Secretary of State Colin Powell (pictured, left).

Powell served as the Chairman of Joint Chiefs during Desert Storm in the 1990s and later was appointed as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

After meeting Dixon at the dedication for the Buffalo Soldier monument at Fort Leavenworth, Powell sent Dixon a gift: the stars from the uniform he wore in Desert Storm.

Wayland Baptist University
Wayland Baptist University

Dixon's previous works include: the statue of Wayland Baptist University founder Dr. James Henry Wayland, the 17-foot Buffalo Soldier monument at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (Colin Powell attended the dedication) and the 15-foot statue of astronaut, and Lubbock native, Willie McCool who was killed in the 2003 explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

During the interview with Beane, Dixon recalled some of his other previous works, including the story of Eugene Bullard. Bullard was a black fighter pilot in World War I and his sculpture of Bullard is displayed in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

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