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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Matawan, New Jersey
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
N 40° 25.134 W 074° 13.624
18T E 565572 N 4474539
Quick Description: This statue is displayed in a small city park in Matawan.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2009 9:35:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM6HXX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 10

Long Description:
This is a Viquesney's Spirit of the Doughboy Statue located in a small, corner park in Matawan, NJ. The statue is placed at the edge of the park near the intersection of Main and Broad Street.

The front of the memorial says:
Matawan Honor Roll
In memory of those who
Served Their Country
In the World War
1917-1919

The front of the plaque also contains the names of over 150 soldiers from Matawan who served in WWI.

A second plaque has been placed on the side of the monument. This plaque has been added to the statue to honor the residents of Matawan Borough who served and gave their lives in WWII and the Korean War.

While I was gathering photos for this waymark, a gentleman stopped and asked me what my interest was in the monument. When I explained what I was doing, he stepped to the left side of the plaque and pointed to the name Michael Collins. He said, "I am Bill Collins. Michael Collins was my father and he served in World War I." It was a touching moment to hear this man speak of his father. He also pointed to a few additional names on the monument of men whose children he had been with in school.
Where is this statue located?: Public Park

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

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