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"In recognition of the patriotism of the people of Tuscarawas County who so generously purchased War Savings Stamps in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings Committee"
This metal statue known as "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" was sculpted by E. M. Viquesney, it depicts a World War I Doughboy carrying a rifle and grenade through the barbed wire and stumps of No Man's Land. It stands on a stone base with an emblem of the American Legion and a plaque that reads "In memory of the men and women of Tuscarawas County who served their country in the World War. Erected 1929."
The plaque on the base of this doughboy statue dedicates it to the citizens of Camp Washington "who offered their lives in defense of humanity in the World War." In the late 80s, inscriptions were added around the base to honor each branch of the Armed Forces and service in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and Vietnam.
VFW Post 3035 is named after Army PFC Claude L. Walterick, who was KIA 11 days short of the Armistice and is buried in the Flanders Field American Cemetery in Belgium.
The inscriptions on this memorial read:
“In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind.”
Woodrow Wilson 1918
“This tablet erected by the City of Dayton from funds furnished by the Home Guards to the memory of the men of Montgomery County who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War 1914-1919”
"Dedicated to the memory of Montgomery County Men and Women who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War"
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