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Spirt of the American Doughboy-Griffin, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 14.806 W 084° 15.225
16S E 755866 N 3682007
Quick Description: Located in the memorial park at the entrance to Stonewall Cemetery on GA 16.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2009 8:18:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM7V78
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Doughboy was originally dedicated May 30, 1928 in the center of the intersection of Hill and Taylor Streets in downtown Griffin. It was moved a few feet in 1950 to the edge of the median just South of Taylor because of traffic considerations. In 1957, it was moved to the current location along with four other monuments to those who served in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War II and Korea. It is in a circle of monuments that has now been expanded to include a monument to those who served in Vietnam all the monuments other monuments were moved slightly to preserve the symmetry of the circle of monuments.

The Doughboy’s left hand, along with the rifle and bayonet, fell off in 1993 as a result of the exposure to the elements for 65 years, but they were all replaced.

Text of the plaque attached to the monument:

SPAULDING COUNTY
DEDICATES THIS MEMORIAL AS A
PERPETUAL EVIDENCE
OF HER GRATITUDE FOR THE
BRAVE, LOYAL AND PATRIOTIC SERVICE
RENDERED BY
HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS
IN
1917 - THE WORLD WAR - 1918

The above from: (visit link)

A plaque on the base reads:

SPIRIT OF THE
AMERICAN DOUGH(illegible)Y
COPYRIGHTED
E.M. VIQUESNEY SCULPTOR
SPENCER, INDIANA

Description: A uniformed soldier standing with proper right arm upraised holding a grenade. He wears a helmet and backpack and has a satchel around his neck. He stands next to two short tree stumps, with entwined barbed wire.

From: (visit link)
Where is this statue located?: Public Park

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

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