This sculpture is one of many casts made from EM Viquesney's doughboy design. Monuments using this design are scattered around NJ & the US.
This bronze cast sculpture, set upon a granite base, depicts a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of "No Man's Land." He holds a rifle in his left hand & a grenade in his raised right hand.
The monument was erected in memory of Joseph Hassendorder, who made the supreme sacrifice, and in honor of the boys of Secaucus who served their country in the World War.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000238.
Photo courtesy of: Michael Herrick & Historical Marker Database