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Major General Paul Freeman ordered the creation of a statue to honor the history and service of the U.S. infantryman over 200 years of the nation’s history. This noble bronze statue was created by two army privates – PFS Manfred Bass and PFC Karl Van Krog. They used a fellow soldier, officer candidate Eugene Wyles as their model. The statue of the infantryman shows him with his right arm raised and calling out for his comrades to follow him as we moves ever forward in the face of the enemy. In his left hand he holds his rifle. The statue sits atop a simple square concrete base.
[url=http://https://www.benning.army.mil/mcoe/HistoricTrail/24_b4.htm[National Infantryman's Statue[/url]

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