1968 stone copy-after.
In tunnel under the State Capitol Building, Montgomery, Alabama.
This statue, along with seven others depicting other U.S. wars, was part of a display at the Alabama War Veterans Monument in front of the American Legion Building in Montgomery. Placed in 1968, they were removed to a tunnel under the state Capitol building in the 1980s after incidents of vandalism (note the broken-off bayonet). Though obviously influenced by Viquesney, even including a gas mask pouch, the rest of the battle gear (field pack and canteen) are not present. Also at variance with the true Viquesney stone version, the head is turned to proper left instead of facing forward, and the statue is supported by a rectangular pillar in the back instead of a single thick tree trunk.
These eight statues (including the Viquesney-like WWI Doughboy, 4th from right, in the back) all now reside in a tunnel under the state Capitol building. The original bases of the statues remain at the Alabama War Veterans Monument, and are now topped by flower urns. The statues were done by Clark Memorials of Alabama.