Spirit of the American Doughboy - Peru, Indiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GwynEvie
N 40° 45.234 W 086° 04.138
16T E 578592 N 4511855
Quick Description: This Doughboy graces the lawn of the Miami County Courthouse in Peru.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 8:38:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMBPNT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
At first glance this Doughboy appears to be in good shape, but a closer look confirms the description on doughboysearcher: "The Doughboy suffers from pitting and quite a bit of discoloration. The base is stained. The Doughboy could benefit from a cleaning...and could probably benefit from other restorative work."

Still, given that the Peru Doughboy has stood at the corner of a busy intersection in the center of town since 1930, it could be worse. Other than a missing rifle sling and the noted pitting and discoloration, the statue is in fair condition. It carries Viquesney's Spencer nameplate.

Sitting on its base of rough-hewn granite, this Doughboy forms a very simple war memorial. The plaque on the front carries the inscription "Greater Love Hath No Man Than This", an abbreviated version of John 15:13: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Following are the names of the Miami County war dead.
Where is this statue located?: Courthouse Property

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

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