Memorial Museum in Fort Hood, Texas
I just wanted to share this with my readers. I felt this was a very appropriate time for this considering it’s Veterans Day.
A Soldier Mourns the Loss of his Comrade
This statue currently stands in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas U.S.A.
The statue was created by an Iraqi artist by the name of Khalid Alussy (Kalat), who was one of several artisans who had worked on a pair of the 50 ft. Saddam Hussein statues.
Sgt. Maj. Fuss of the 4th Infantry Division had a vision to create this statue in memory of fallen comrades. So Kalat was commissioned by the soldiers to create the statue.
Kalat worked nights and weekends for four months in order to complete this statue of Honor for the American soldiers. It was then placed in the entrance way inside the 4th Infantry Division headquarters in Tikrit, until Feb. 2004 when it was flown to the Museum in Fort Hood.
To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.
This is a wonderful memorial to Honor fallen soldiers. So please if you are an American citizen and reader of my blog, please use the share buttons to pass this along for Veterans Day.
Happy Veterans Day to all the soldiers that have given their service for our country.