This Viquesney Spirit of the Doughboy statue is located in the Roselawn Cemetery in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Section, in Berkley, Michigan.
Dedidcated to the Memory of our Comrades who served their country on foreign soil or hostile waters in time of war.
Wayne County Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA May 1941
The Smithsonian Art Inventories Catelog at (visit link)
Tells us this in part:
Spirit of the American Doughboy, (sculpture).
Artist: Viquesney, E. M., 1876-1946, sculptor.
Title: Spirit of the American Doughboy, (sculpture).
Dates: Copyrighted 1934. Dedicated May 1941.
Medium: Sculpture: metal; Base: granite.
Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. 7 x 2 1/2 x 3 ft.; Base: approx. 7 x 5 x 5 ft.
Inscription: (On front of metal base:) SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY (On back of metal base:) COPYRIGHTED 1934 BY/E.M. VIQUESNEY-SCULPTOR/SPENCER - INDIANA (On front of granite base:) DEDICATED/TO THE MEMORY OF/OUR COMRADES/WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ON FOREIGN SOIL OR/HOSTILE WATERS IN TIME OF WAR/WAYNE COUNTY COUNCIL/VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS/OF THE U.S.A./MAY 1941 signed
Description: Standing figure of soldier, dressed in World War I uniform of jacket, leggings, helmet, ammunition belt at waist, and front and back packs. Proper right arm is raised overhead with grenade in hand. Proper left hand holds rifle at side. Proper right leg is bent, proper left leg is forward. Two tree stumps wrapped in barbed wire at his feet. Set on flaring stone base. Plaque on base has emblem of Veterans of Foreign Wars above inscription.
Owner: Roseland Park Cemetery Association, Roseland Park Cemetery, Woodward Avenue & Twelve Mile Road, Berkley, Michigan 48072