Spirit of the American Doughboy

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Spirit of the American Doughboy

W. Railroad & 8th Aves., Belmar, NJ 07719

Property Description

This sculpture is one of many casts made from EM Viquesney's doughboy design. Monuments using this sculpture are scattered around NJ & the United States. The monument was erected in honor and memory of those from Belmar who served in World War I.

The sculpture, set upon a granite base, depicts a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of "No Man's Land." He holds a rifle in his left hand & a grenade in his raised right hand.