Sixty-five-foot-tall sculpture will commemorate victims of July 16 attack

Sculptor Peter Lundberg, left, assisted by Desmond Lewis, lowers a form made of rebar into a trench as they work on a project at the Sculpture Field at Montague Park on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Lundberg plans to lift the 60 foot sculpture using a crane on Sept. 1.

Internationally known sculptor Peter Lundberg stood on top of a mound of reddish-brown dirt in the sweltering sun at Montague Park on Tuesday as he and his crew carved earth for one of the tallest sculptures in his collection.

Lundberg is fashioning a 65-foot-tall sculpture to honor the five servicemen who were victims of the July 16 attack by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

"There's not anything my sculpture can say that can replace [the families'] loss," he said. "But this is a tribute to them."

The sculpture honors U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith and Marines Thomas Sullivan, Carson Holmquist, Squire "Skip" Wells and David Wyatt.