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To the American Soldier

 
 
To the American Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
1. To the American Soldier Marker
Inscription.  
Presented to the Corp of Cadets

The lives and destinies of valiant Americans are entrusted to your care and leadership.
Class of 1935             Class of 1936

Felix de Weldon sculptor   1980

 
Erected 1980 by USMA Classes of 1935 and 1936.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 41° 23.379′ N, 73° 57.693′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Mills Road and Schoefield Place, on the right when traveling south on Mills Road. Marker is located just north of Lusk Reservoir. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flight Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Air Cadet Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs (about 600 feet away); North and South Redoubts
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(about 600 feet away); Fort Arnold (about 600 feet away); The Beverly Robinson House (about 600 feet away); Fort Putnam (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
To the American Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
2. To the American Soldier Marker
American Soldier Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 22, 2012
3. American Soldier Statue
This nine-foot bronze sculpture was the first West Point monument to honor enlisted personnel.
Monument at the US Military Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 22, 2012
4. Monument at the US Military Academy
Detail of American Soldier Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
5. Detail of American Soldier Statue
Sculptor's Mark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
6. Sculptor's Mark
The American Soldier Statue was sculpted by Felix de Weldon, who also did the Iwo Jima Statue at Arlington National Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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