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The Spirit of the Fighting Yank - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 59.863 W 087° 41.897
16T E 442167 N 4649757
Quick Description: A standing figure of a World War II soldier, leaning forward, as though he is running. His proper left hand is back and holds a grenade. His proper right elbow is back as he holds a rifle by his side.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2013 4:59:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMHNX1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 7

Long Description:
More from the Smithsonian site at (visit link)
Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. 7 x 2 x 4 ft.; Base: approx. 5 x 2 x 2 ft.
Inscription: E. M. Viquesney Sc. Spencer Ind. 1943/The Spirit of/The Fighting Yank (Plaque base front:) Lest We Forget/They Died..../ That We Can Live In Independence/Independence Hall/Dedicated May 30, 1958/Presented and Created by/Harry A. Cooper signed

From the Doughboy Searcher website: (visit link)
"The back of the base bears the name of E.M. Viquesney, Spencer, Indiana, and the copyright date. This is the last original Viquesney war memorial dedicated. The statue has been recoated and refurbished, including repairs to the Tommy-gun, by Jane Foley."

Viquesney, E. M., 1876-1946, sculptor.
1943.; Dedicated May 30, 1958.
Metal on a stone base.

Yes, they are not doughboys anymore in WW II, but Viquesney continued to honor our fighting men in this, his last war memorial.

I used to attend a Chicago history class in the bank building when I was a lad. It took many, many years for me to finally ignite a real interest in that subject.
Where is this statue located?: Other

Which branch of the Military does this statue depict?: Army

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