Object ID
2005.24.1
Object Name
Statue
Measurements
23.1775000000 cm. H x 10.9550200000 cm. W x 7.3025000000 cm. L, Item (Overall)
Material
Bronze
Object Entities
Rozakis, Richard (is related to)
Dilboy, George (is related to)
Object Description
Bronze replica of George Dilboy monument. The replica is golden colored, with black showing in a few places. The man depicted in the statue is wearing a military uniform with a pack on his back, a gun in his hands, and a hat on his head. The base of the replica reads "George Dilboy" and is underlined. The bottom has a description of the monument (which can be found in the Provenance) on a reddish piece of paper.
Origin
George Dilboy was an outstanding American Hero of World War I. He was of Greek descent and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The statue was given to the museum by a member of Dilboy's family. This statue was presented to major donors at the time of rund raising for the life size statue erected at Hines Hospital. Dilboy was born in 1896 in Greece. In 1910, he immigrated to Somerville, MA. He fought in several wars, including the First and Second Balkan Wars, the Mexican Border War, and World War I, where he died. He bravely fought to overrun a machine gun position, despite being severely injured.
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Citation
Statue, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7341. Accessed 11/23/20.