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Sparrowhawk
12-13-04, 01:44 PM
Got this in an Email today. Has anyone else seen or heard of it?


http://marines.bizland.com/statue.jpg

This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry division. It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood,Texas.

The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad.

Kalat was so grateful for the Americans liberation of his country; he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors. Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months.

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.

Sgt Morales, AM
12-13-04, 02:01 PM
I think I saw this statue several months ago. I believe it was CNN.com where it was posted. It's good to know there are some Iragis out there that support our troops!

mrbsox
12-13-04, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by Sgt Morales, AM
I think I saw this statue several months ago. I believe it was CNN.com where it was posted. It's good to know there are some Iragis out there that support our troops!

Perhaps, a better idea would be for IT to stay in Iraq, and comission replicas from Kalat, to be brought to the states.

Where can I get a 'desk size' copy ?? :marine:

Terry

mrbsox
12-13-04, 02:22 PM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/kalat.asp (http://)

Seems that the statue WAS comissioned, by members of the U.S. Army, NOT his original idea.

Check out the story linked above.