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The Dixie Doughboy

   
The Dixie Doughboyloupe
S. Sykes Creek Pkwy at Fortenberry Rd
Merritt Island
FL
USA
32952

The inscription on this memorial reads:

THERE WERE 33,331 SOLDIERS FROM FLORIDA WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR I. MANY SERVED IN THE 31ST INFANTRY DIVISION. A DIVISION COMPOSED OF SOLDIERS PRIMARILY FROM GEORGIA, ALABAMA AND FLORIDA. NICKNAMED THE “DIXIE DIVISION”.

THIS MONUMENT SERVES IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO SERVED IN THIS GREAT WAR 1917 – 1918.

THE STATUE WAS SCULPTED BY CHARLES E. SMITH.

 
The Wanderer