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Statue
Statue
Statue
Statue
Statue

Object ID
1994.81.1
Object Name
Statue
Material
Cast Metal
Object Entities
Object Description
Metal cast replica of statue of George Dilboy monument at Hines VA, Hines, IL.  Male figure in WWI doughboy army uniform with rifle, armory belt pack and backpack. Front inscription: George Dilboy died for God and Country Side inscription: Sponsored by Cons. Adonopoulos V-Pres. Geo Dilboy Memorial Foundation Side inscription: Replica of original momument (mis-spelling as appears) as erected at Hines, IL.  Note: while statue appears golden in the pictures, it is actually gray-colored.
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/8479. Accessed 06/29/22.