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American Legion Soldierloupe
1608 K St NW
Washington
DC
USA
20005

This 13-foot tall sculpture of Indiana limestone is of a standing male having elements of both a World War I Doughboy and a World War II GI. He wears battle fatigues with an unbuttoned shirt, dog tags, pants tucked into his boots, and a helmet.  His rifle is slung over his right shoulder and in his left hand he holds a grenade. Under his left foot is a snake, representing the enemy. This memorial was carved in 90 days by Frank Bowden at the studio of Adolph G. Wolter, and was dedicated on August 14, 1951. Its model was Lt. Hulon P. Whittington, who received the Congressional medal of Honor for his service in World War II.  

 
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Corporal Freddie Stowers Memorialloupe
Anderson University, Thrift Library
Anderson
SC
USA
29621

On Veterans Day 2015, a special monument dedication was held at Anderson University to celebrate Corporal Freddie Stowers, the first African-American from South Carolina to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I.

He served in World War I in the Ardennes region of France and was killed in action. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor in 1991.

 
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Jane A. Delano Memorialloupe
430 17th St NW
Washington
DC
USA
20006

This bronze statue of Jane A Delano was sculpted by R. Tait McKenzie (1867-1938) and dedicated in 1933 to honor Jane A Delano (1862-1919) and the 296 nurses who died in World War I.  It is located at the American Red Cross facilities in Washington, D.C.  Delano was the founder of the Red Cross nursing programs and died in a barracks hospital in Brittany, France, in 1919 while on an inspection tour following the armistice.  Delano is buried in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery, a section known as the "Nurses Section". At the top of the hill in Section 21 is another memorial to Delano and her nurses.

 
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Norman Prince Tomb and Statueloupe
Washington Cathedral
Washington
DC
USA
20016

This memorial (statue and tomb) was sculpted by Paul M. Landowski in 1937 to honor Norman Prince, the founder of the Escadrille Lafayette, a unit which fought in World War I.  Prince was born in 1887 in Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard University, and taught law in Chicago. While in law school at Harvard, he became just the 55th American to be licensed to fly an airplane. When World War I broke out in 1915, Prince quit his law practice and sailed to France. After more than a year, he finally persuaded the French government to create an air force in April 1916 (year before the United States entered the war).  This air force became known as the American Escadrille and later named the Lafayette Escadrille in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French officer who served in the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Prince flew 122 combat missions, and shot down five enemy planes. In October 1916, Prince's plane hit a telegraph wire as he was attempting to land. He crashed his plane and broke both legs. He died three days later from a blood clot. He was initially interred at Luxeuil, but later was moved to the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial tomb at St. Cloud (near Paris). In 1937, Prince's father, Frederick Prince, had Norman's body moved to Washington National Cathedral. Frederick Prince donated $200,000 to the cathedral so they could build a chapel in the south choir. 

For additional detailhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/local/long-entombed-at-national-cathedral-a-forgotten-hero-of-wwi-is-recalled/2016/10/12/c8bd2fc4-8fd6-11e6-9c85-ac42097b8cc0_story.html

 

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