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Buena Vista World War I Memorialloupe
McPhelemy Park
Buena Vista
CO
USA
81211

This small memorial is located in Mc Phelemy Park in Buena Vista, Colorado. The memorial consists of an obelisk with the names of the fallen engraved on the base.

 
Randall County Spirit of the American Doughboyloupe
4th Ave. at 15th St.
Canyon
TX
USA
79015

This is a bronze statue of a World War I infantryman, advancing through the stumps  and barbed wire of No Man's Land with a hand grenade and rifle. It was sculpted by E.M. Viquesney and dedicated on November 11, 1928 to honor those who died in service in World War I, especially the ten men from Canyon who perished.

Over the years, the Doughboy suffered a lot of deterioration. The left arm had pulled away from the body; the rifle butt was dented; the rifle sling, end of the rifle and bayonet were missing, and the barbed wire was loose. A major refurbishment by Laboratory for Conservation of Fine Arts, Teaneck, New Jersey, was completed in April 1999 and the sculpture is now in excellent condition.

 
Spirit of the American Doughboy - Jamestownloupe
48 N. Main St. - Monument Square
Jamestown
KY
USA
42629

This E.M. Viquesney Doughboy, a life-sized figure of a WWI soldier advancing through No Man's Land, was dedicated on November 11, 1937.  The engraving across the left, front, and right ledge of the concrete base reads:

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED FOR GOD AND COUNTRY 

A plaque inscription on the rear of the base reads:

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF THE PATRIOTIC CITIZENS
OF RUSSELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY
WHO ENTERED THE SERVICE
OF THE COUNTRY
DURING THE WORLD WAR
PRESENTED BY
RUSSELL POST NO. 133
AMERICAN LEGION
NOVEMBER 11, 1937

At some time a new plaque was added to the front of the base which reads:

FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SERVICE
MEN FROM RUSSELL COUNTY WHO LOST THEIR
LIVES WHILE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY DURING
ONE OF THE WARS AS LISTED.

(Followed by 3 columns of names from WWI, WWII, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars)

On the night of February 19, 2008, the monument was struck and severely damaged by a pickup truck driven by an alleged drunk driver. The statue was knocked off its pedestal, and the right arm and left hand and rifle were broken off. The pieces of the statue were recovered and were housed inside the fire department for safekeeping. As the original zinc statue was considered too heavily damaged, replacement with a bronze duplicate was completed by Innocast Execuline, the same firm that replaced the New Ulm, Minnesota Doughboy in 1995. The insurance company that covered the vehicle involved in the accident contributed $25,000 to the cost of replacing the Doughboy. The new Doughboy was erected on September 19, 2008, and a rededication ceremony was held on November 11, the 71st anniversary of the original dedication. Sergeant Alvin York, the most decorated U.S. soldier in WWI, was present for the original dedication in 1937. His sons, Andrew and George York, were present at the 2008 rededication, with George York presenting some remarks. Sadly, in a virtual repeat of 2008, the statue was again hit by a vehicle on December 23, 2018, and once more knocked off its pedestal. 

 
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Galveston World War I Honor Rollloupe
Seawall Blvd. east of 28th St.
Galveston
TX
USA
77550

The inscription on this Honor Roll reads:

1917 Honor Roll 1918

We with uncovered head
salute the sacred dead
who went and who return not.

This is followed by a listing of those who died during the Great War.

 

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