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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Liberty

   
Spirit of the American Doughboy - Libertyloupe
625 Campbellsville St.
Liberty
KY
USA
42539

This statue was sculpted by E.M. Viquesney and dedicated on November 11, 1935.  It depicts a WWI infantryman advancing through the barbed wire and stumps of No Man's Land.  It was shattered on July 4, 1982 in a truck accident and recast the following year, and again dedicated on November 11, 1983. A 1935 plaque honors the memory of the citizens of Casey County who died in service in WWI.

The inscription on the plaque on the front of the concrete base reads:

DEDICATED TO
THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES
WHO ENTERED THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY
FROM CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY
AND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR.
ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF
CASEY CO. AND ELSEWHERE
UNDER AUSPICES OF
CASEY POST NO. 78, AMERICAN LEGION
NOVEMBER 11, 1935

An inscription on a plaque on the back of the base reads:

THOSE WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
DURING THE WORLD WAR
1917-1918
CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY
(followed by list of 32 names in two columns)

The plaque on the near side honors, by name, those who made the supreme sacrifice in Vietnam (7) and Korea (6), and a plaque on the far side honors those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II (75).

 
The Wanderer