In April of 2017 we ran an article about E. M. Viquesney and his iconic “Spirit of the American Doughboy” statues. Click here to read the article.

There are only around 150 of these still on display in the country. Sedalia in central Missouri has one, and it was damaged by careless behavior occurring on July 4th. You can read the latest news report about the incident by clicking here.

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and has memberships in the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Indian Military Historical Society and the Salonika Campaign Society.