Near New Castle in Henry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
W. W. I War Memorial - Henry County Indiana
The Spirit of the American Doughboy
Erected by Henry County Chapter American War Mothers.
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° 57.101′ N, 85° 23.082′ W. Marker is near New Castle, Indiana, in Henry County. Memorial can be reached from Memorial Drive south of East Waycross Drive. Located in "Henry County Memorial Park". Using Waycross Drive you may be able to park in the 'south most' area of the 'maintenance area' - then a 'brisk walk' to the "'Doughboy - World War I Memorial". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2221 N Memorial Drive, New Castle IN 47362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Co. G 152nd Inf. 38th Div. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Co. I 152nd Inf. 38th Div. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilbur Wright Aeronaut and Pioneer Henry County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Hyman DD732 (approx. half a mile away); Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dedicated to the Henry County Veterans (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Henry County Indiana (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
Also see . . .
1. New Castle, Indiana Doughboy::. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at New Castle, IN. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. "The History behind the Doughboy" ::. (Courtesy:: Karen Gardnerl in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Area Historical Society publication.) Originally published in 1991 this link gives a good history and other links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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