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The Spirit of the American Doughboy

The Spirit of the American Doughboyloupe
VFW-American Legion Chattooga County Memorial Home
April 21, 1934
E. M. Viquesney

(On front of base:) IN MEMORIAM/WORLD WAR VETERANS/OF CHATOOGA (sic) COUNTY/GEORGIA/1917-1918/ERECTED 1934/BY CITIZENS AND FRIENDS/OF CHATOOGA (sic) COUNTY/FOSTERED BY/THE TRION COMPANY/B.D. RIEGER, PRES. & TREAS./N.B. MURPHY, VICE PRES.,/A.D. ELLIOT (Back and sides of base have 4 metal plaques listing 475 veterans) unsigned

Single figure -- soldier
Metal (any)
Base: approx. 6 1/2 x 4 x 4 ft
Uniformed World War I soldier. His upraised proper right arm holds a grenade. He wears a helmet, backpack, canteen and other paraphernalia. His proper left hand grips a rifle. At his feet are two small tree stumps wrapped in barbed wire.
The sculpture honors those Chattooga Countians who served during World War I. The sculpture was funded by local residents and originally installed at Circle Park in Trion. In 1988, the sculpture was relocated to its current site outside the VFW memorial home, cleaned and rededicated. IAS files contain related excerpt from Robert S. Baker's
Chattooga County Memorial Home, Memorial Drive, Trion, Georgia 30753

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