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E-RFD: A Soldier in Iraq
(sent to us by KB7RGX)

This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry diivision.  It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort hood, TX.   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 American liberation of his country that he melted three heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to American soldiers both living and fallen..

He 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.

How strange that this work of art has not been celebrated in our mainstream media.


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