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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Infantryman

 
 
The Infantryman Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 23, 2017
1. The Infantryman Marker
Inscription.

The Infantryman
The Infantryman was unveiled on Eubanks Field in May of 1960. The statue was later moved to a place of honor in front of the new Infantry School Building in 1964.

It was designed to serve as a constant reminder and inspiration to all who came to Fort Benning. The statue depicts the classic pose of the Infantry squad leader: powerful, dynamic, alert, weapon in hand, leading his men forward, as always the dominant and decisive figure on the battlefield.

This original statue was restored and placed here in 2009 as the centerpiece of the new National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to honor all Infantry Soldiers. The following are responsible for the statue's creation and initial placement.

General Paul L. Freeman, Jr.
Approved project in spring of 1959

Colonel John M. Woestenburg
Post Ordnance Officer, Project Supervisor

Specialist Fourth Class Manfred Bass
Chief Sculptor and material designer

Specialist Fourth Class Karl Von Krog
Responsible for molding and casting

Officer Candidate Eugene Wyles
Posed for the statue

 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 32° 23.367′ N, 84° 57.313′ W. Marker is in Columbus
The Infantryman Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 23, 2017
2. The Infantryman Statue and Marker
, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Legacy Way east of South Lumpkin Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and statue are directly in front of the entrance to the National Infantry Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus GA 31903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Specialist Ross A. McGinnis (here, next to this marker); POW ✯ MIA Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World Trade Center Beam Memorial (about 400 feet away); Dedicated to the American Revolutionary War Infantryman (about 700 feet away); The "Chattahoochee Choo Choo" (about 700 feet away); 32nd Infantry Regiment Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne) Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Creek Town of Cusseta (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Military
 
The National Infantry Museum and the Infantryman Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 23, 2017
3. The National Infantry Museum and the Infantryman Statue and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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