African American Soldiers 1 African American Officers gas masks Mule Rearing doughboys with mules Riveters The pilots pilots in dress uniforms

The Spirit of the American Doughboy

   
The Spirit of the American Doughboyzoom
Glasgow Avenue entrance to Memorial Park
Fort Wayne
IN
USA
46803
Nov. 12, 1928
E. M. Viquesney

(On bronze base of sculpture:) SPIRIT OF THE/AMERICAN DOUGHBOY/COPYRIGHTED BY/E.M. VIQUESNEY SCULPTOR/SPENSER, INDIANA (On front of archway:) LOYALTY COURAGE SACRIFICE VICTORY ALLEN COUNTY AND FORT WAYNE/THEIR TRIBUTE/TO THE GLORY OF THEIR SONS (On plaque on inside of archway:) HONOR ROLL/1917-1918/THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME/SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WAR/FROM ALLEN COUNTY AND FORT WAYNE (list of names) (On plaque on north side of archway:) ERECTED IN 1928 BY THE CITIZENS OF/ALLEN COUNTY AND FORT WAYNE/UNDER THE AUSPICES OF COMMITTEES/(list of names)

 
Single figure -- soldier
Bronze
Stone (any)
31
26
Base: approx. 16 x 28 x 43 in
In front of a large memorial archway stands a figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a grenade in his raised proper right hand and once held a rifle in his proper left hand. Adjacent to the doughboy is a sculpture of a sailor (IAS record 47260138).
Captain John K. Shawvan of the Muldoon Monument Company designed the memorial.
Administered by City of Fort Wayne, Parks Department, 705 East State Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 Located Memorial Park, Glasgo Avenue entrance, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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