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Curwensville in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Doughboy Monument

All Wars Memorial

Doughboy Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Gleason, June 6, 2016
1. Doughboy Monument
Inscription.  This memorial is dedicated to the everlasting memory of the heros of all the wars who by their heroism and sacrifice have made the United States of America the foremost country of the world.

Erected in honor of the World War Veterans of Curwensville, Pennsylvania by the American Legion Auxiliary, John E. Sipes Post No. 505

1917      Their names we lovingly inscribe      1919
Abrino, Charles • Abrino, Louis • Addleman, Walter G. • Ake, Kenneth • Allessandro, Vincinzo • Ames, Russell • Ammerman, Clarence H. • Ammerman, George • Ancello, Joseph • Athens, Frank

Barger, Foster • Barnhoft, Forest C. • Bartell, Lester • Belloni, Americo • Belloni, John • Bennett. Ralph B. • Bernetti Mender • Bernetti, Oresti • Best, Moro W. • Bilger, Harry • Black,Clyde • Black, Dorsey • Blair, Frank • Bloom, Gordon • Bloom, Lamoine • Bloom, Raymond R. • Bloom, Roland • Bloom, Wilford • Bonsall, Paul B. • Booth, James O. • Booth, Stanley G. • Bowman, Lloyd • Bressler, Andrew • Bressler, Frank W. • Buck, W. Wade • Bunnell, Clarence • Bunnell.W. E.

Carajlni, Philip • Cat
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Ino, Samuel • Caveni, Alberto • Clark, Joseph R. • Cochran, Paul • Conrad, Charles • Cruikshank, Russell • Cruikshank, Samuel • Catalano, Michele A. • Damico, Santi • De Angiolis, Moceto • Decker, Russell • Deering, Chester B. • Deering, Robert O. • Deering, Walter E.

Degata, Joseph • Demessi, Pietro • Dickey, Beryl • Doll, Clair • Dotts, Carl B. • Dotts, Droze A. • Dotts, Leon • Dunn, David M. • Dunsmore, A. Douglas • Dunsmore, Ronald W. • Dyer, Willis N.

Elder, Herschell • Erhard, Ernest A. • Errigo, Antonio • Evans, Paul

Fabbri, Emelio • Facetti, Ugo • Fantasie, Luigi • Fido, Mike • Foust, Harry • Frank, Charles • Frank, Henry • Frank, William • Fye, Dewey

Gevongrossi, Antonio • Green, William • Guiher, John I. • Guiher, William C.

Hallman, Hobert • Hamilton, Droze W. • Hamilton, Karl • Harley, Alex P. • Hart, William G. • Harvey, Clair • Haulton, John V. • Hay, Lowell K. • Hays, Edwin M. • Heller, C. M. B. • Heller, Norman • Hess, Elmer C. • Hess. Richard M. • Hile, George • Nile, James W. • Hile, Ray • Hipps, Charles R. • Humphrey, Paul G.

Irvin, Daniel L.

Jenkins, Joseph L. • Jones, William T.

Kantar, Alexander • Kantar, Jacob • King, Orville C. • Kittelberger, G. Frederic • Kline, Leslie C. • Knepp, Clair W. • Knepp,
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Photographed By Rick Gleason, June 6, 2016
2. Doughboy Monument
Close up of memorial plaque. In honor of the World War I veterans of Curwensville, PA, including "Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice."
Rowland L. • Knepp, William C. • Lansberry, Ai D. • Larani, Guiseppi • Leach, George • Leach, Frederick • Leach, Wayne W. • Leach, William I, • Lezzerini, Carlo • Lines, Emerson • Lines, William • Livingston, Charles

Mallon, David • Maneval, James E. • McCaulley, Howard • McClure, Charles • McNaul,Willard C. • Miller, Robert V. • Milliron, Joseph • Montz,Walter E. • Moore, Wilbur H. • Mullen, Cecil • Mullen, James Russell • Murray, James Clifford

Natili, Meriana • Norris, Anthony Wayne • Norris, Edward H. • Neff, James H.

O’Laughlin, William • Olson, George W • Owens, J. Lee

Parker, Frank • Passarelli, Armando • Passmore, Walter • Patchet, Robert • Patton, Alexander E. • Peoples, Merril • Philips, M. Scott • Pistili, Clemente • Pizzuto, Andrea • Pizzuto, Peter • Pratt, Claude • Price, Fred M, • Price, Robert' • Price, Scott

Read, Philip K, • Riddle, Charles • Riddle, Joseph • Robinson, Isaac • Robinson, Saul • Robison, Paul G. • Rossi, Quintilio • Rothrock, Clarence • Russell, William P.

Salvatore, Raghi • Shearer, Katherine • Shearer, Mary • Shively, James R. • Shugart, Clair • Shugart, Ralph • Sipes, James E. • Snail, Karl W. • Smith, Joseph • Smith, Lester • Smith, Samuel M. • Smith, William G. • Sorente, Toney • Spasaro, Frank • Strickland, Guy
Doughboy Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Gleason, June 6, 2016
3. Doughboy Monument
Close up of Doughboy Statue
• Strickland, Roy W. • Swatsworth, Clark

Temple, Arthur E, • Tennon, Louis • Thompson, James N. • Treefiti, Frank

Vaughn, Louis G. • Vesco, Joseph • Vesoloski, Charles • Volpe, Raymond

Watt, Miles • Way, Hugh • Webb, Paul D. • Welsh, Lester • Whitaker, Abram T. • Whitaker, Joseph M. • Whitaker, Moses N. • Williams, Samuel F. • Wise, Ernest • Wolf, Augustus Z., Jr. • Wolf, William C.

Those who made the supreme sacrifice
Di Pasquali, Alfonzo • Ferguson, Robert • Haddon, Clair. • Pistilli, Mariano • Predellini, Ferdinando • Salvatore, Mingnoui • Sipes, Joshua Earl

In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind.
Erected 1925 by American Legion Auxiliary, John E. Sipes Post No. 505.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 40° 58.498′ N, 78° 31.44′ W. Marker is in Curwensville, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Memorial is on State Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) near Locust Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Curwensville PA 16833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arnold N. Nawrocki (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Doughboy Monument - All Wars Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Plack, Herminie, PA
4. Doughboy Monument - All Wars Memorial
The sculpture, by artist Walter A. Sinz, was made by the John Harsch Bronze and Foundry Company of Cleveland, Ohio. It is six feet tall on a five foot base.
Trout Water (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2004 Bicentennial Raft (approx. Ό mile away); Curwensville Dam (approx. 1.3 miles away); The First Church in Clearfield County (approx. 1.7 miles away); McClure Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hogback (Porter's) Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Trout Stocking (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Curwensville.
More about this monument. This monument, located along State Street in Curwensville, depicts the Doughboy of World War I. Dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 1925, to veterans of all wars, it was erected by the Curwensville American Legion Auxiliary at a cost of $3,750. The bronze plaque at the base of the monument contains 203 names.

In 1988, the sculpture was corn cob blasted and the figure's helmet strap was replaced. The sculpture was rededicated on Memorial Day, May 3, 1988.

The model from which the casting for the statue was made, was the handicraft of Walter A. Sinz, a sculptor from Cleveland, Ohio. The model was made from a living figure and it is an exact
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reproduction of a World War I soldier.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An identical Doughboy Marker, located in Martinsburg, WV. Also a third copy inside the lobby of the Ironwood Memorial Building, Ironwood, MI.
Also see . . .  Smithsonian American Art Museum Entry for this monument. Metal sculpture is 5½ feet tall on a 5 foot base. Description: “A World War I doughboy caught in mid-stride, his proper left hand reaching forward and a rifle in his lowered proper right hand. His proper left foot is stepping forward and his proper right foot is extended back. He wears a helmet, a shirt with sleeves rolled up above the elbows, a gas mask across his chest, and a belt with pouches.” (Submitted on December 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
Additional commentary.
The Curwensville Doughboy is not E.M. Viquesney's Spirit of the American Doughboy and does not belong on that list.
    — Submitted November 7, 2022, by Les Kopel of Oxnard, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,960 times since then and 134 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2020, by Les Kopel of Oxnard, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2020, by Rick Gleason of Las Vegas, Nevada.   4. submitted on December 3, 2007, by Les Kopel of Oxnard, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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