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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Lexington, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 11.186 W 093° 52.350
15S E 424646 N 4337828
Quick Description: World War I memorial on the campus of the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2011 2:28:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMBD43
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 4

Long Description:

The memorial has a statue entitled "Spirit of the American Doughboy" by E. M. Viquesney. The statue is of a soldier in World War I era uniform holding a rifle in his left hand and right had raised in the air with his hand clinched in a fist. On the front there is a plaque inscribed:

Wentworth
Alumni
Memorial
To
Those Who Made
The Supreme Sacrifice
In The World War
1917-1918

Robert Clore '15
John W. Davis '09
Leslie Horn '10
Russell Steinbeck '11
Ben T. Wiley '09
B.R. Bishop
Fritz Chipp '14
O.D. Fair '07
P.N. Gleisner '04
Fred E. Pratt '03
Cleve M. Seeley '15
Grover Stuhr '11
Carlyle Wilson '10
Jamie Woodson '13

Erected 1922

On the back is an additional plaque inscribed:

Wentworth Alumin Memorial

"Spirit of the American Doughboy"

Earnest Moore Viquesney
Sculptor
1876-1946

Originally Dedicated June 10, 1923
Number 13 of 139 fabricated

"This statue, this child of my greatest
and most sincere effort, is dedicated
to you America..."
            E.M. Viquesney

Restored and rededicated
October 2, 2004
The
125th Anniversary of
Wentworth Military Academy
and
Junior College

Alumni omitted on the original plaques
(Reason unknown)
Dr. Fred C. Costen '13
Ralph C. Crawford '00
Where is this statue located?: Other

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

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