Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Putnam County World War I Memorial
Spirit of the American Doughboy
Michael A. Ader Fred Adkins Levi F. Aker Ralph E. Arnold Homer B. Austin Ralph D. Boone Lee R. Collins Dwight Ford Millard E. Gibson Andrew Hays Clyde A. Hurst Charles H. Lasley Raymond E. McCammack Ernest McVay Byford T. Montgomery Harry R. Moore Clarence A. Patrick John H. Sanders Carl W. Scribner Perry B. Snider Elbert R. Thomas Garnie M. Timmons
And Their Comrades in Arms
World War 1917 - 1918
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list.
Location. 39° 38.652′ N, 86° 51.882′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Washington Street and North Indiana Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking The Buzz Bomb (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean and Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Eitel's Flowers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975) (about 300 feet away); Julian Family Home (about 300 feet away); Cannon's Men's Wear 1891 -- 1985 (about 300 feet away); Eli Lilly & The Civil War (1861–1865 ) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greencastle.
Also see . . .
1. Sculpture Catalog Entry for this Marker. There are over 100 identical "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" statues around the Country. According to the entry, there exists Attica Tribune news clipping discussing dedication of memorial. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Greencastle, Indiana Doughboy. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); the link opens to the one at Greencastle, In. - but it is a searchable link. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. The History behind the Doughboy. (Courtesy: Karen Gardnerl in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Area Historical Society publication.) Originally published in 1991 this article provides a good history and related links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on May 22, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
5. Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,750 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.