Spirit of the American Doughboy - Scranton Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Toki24
N 41° 23.956 W 075° 39.167
18T E 445432 N 4583286
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 2/7/2010 6:30:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM86MC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1
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"Scranton’s Doughboy is often called the “Colonel Duffy Monument” or “Fighting Colonel Monument” to recognize Lt. Col. Frank Duffy, a highly respected engineer and highest ranking area person killed in the war. He was killed by a mortar shell August 17, 1918, while stepping from a motorcycle sidecar after returning from a reconnaissance mission. He’s buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery north of Chareau-Thierry. The driver, PFC Frank G. Flore, was also killed. Duffy Park was set aside in 1934.

The Doughboy has experienced quite a bit of vandalism. The bayonet and rifle were repaired in 1957. It was repaired again in 1968 following extensive damage suffered when vandals tilted it to the right while trying to tear it from the base. The bayonet and rifle sling are missing and there has been deterioration due to exposure, but the Doughboy has been coated and is in relatively good condition."
Where is this statue located?: Public Park

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

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