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World War I Doughboy in Veterans Park

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World War I Doughboy in Veterans Park

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100c 100m wwi centennial plaque Located in historic downtown Elkhart on Governor Oglesby Street in the current Veterans’ Park, Elkhart’s historic “Order Arms” design WWI Doughboy statue was presented to the Village of Elkhart by the returning veterans of World War I in honor of the soldiers who did not return from the Great War. Eighty-eight citizens from the Village served in WWI and three were killed in action, according to the Village of Elkhart Sesquicentennial record book. The names of those who served in the Great War are on a plaque on the Doughboy. Since then, plaques have been added to the statue with the names of Village veterans from WWII, the Korean War and all veterans killed in action from Elkhart during past wars. 

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