Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower (HMTHY)

Location: Abilene, KS 67410 Dickinson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.729', W 97° 12.639'

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General of the Army
Rank awarded December 20, 1944

"I cannot let this day pass
without telling the fighting
men???that my fondest boast
shall always be: I was their
Address to the American Soldier
February 7, 1948

Supreme Commander
Allied Expeditionary Force
World War II
February 13, 1944-July 13, 1945

"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of
the Allied Expeditionary Force!:
You are about to embark upon
the Great Crusade."
Message to troops of the A.E.F.
June 6, 1944

Chief of Staff
United States Army
November 19, 1945-February 7, 1948

"It is a grievous error to
forget for one second the
might and power of this
Great Republic."
Letter to Walter Bedell Smith
November 28, 1947

Supreme Allied Commander Europe
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
December 21, 1950-May 31, 1952

"The members of this command
are of many nations working
together???for the cause that
lies nearest our hearts today-
Statement for the British Broadcasting
Corporation series "Atlantic Alliance"
February 1, 1952

34th President of the
United States
January 20, 1953-January 20, 1961

"The quest for peace is the
statesman's most exacting duty...
practical progress to lasting
peace is his fondest hope."
Statement on disarmament
Geneva Conference July 21, 1955

Dedicated June 15, 1985
Additional InformationThe bronze statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Robert L. Dean, Jr. was presented to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum by the Harry and Edith Darby Foundation. The statue depicts Eisenhower in the familiar World War II "Eisenhower Jacket." The Georgia granite base has quotations from Eisenhower's illustrious careers as President of the United States, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, General of the Army, Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, and Chief of Staff of the Army. The Sculptor: Robert Lee Dean, Jr. was born October 13, 1929, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1953 and served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. After leaving the military service, Dean established his own financial consulting business in Mexico City. During the 1960's he became a full time sculptor and moved with his family to Florence, Italy. Dean has completed three statues of Dwight D. Eisenhower: one is displayed in Denison, Texas, the President's birthplace; the second on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy; and the third on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in London. His other major works include two statues of General Douglas MacArthur and one of General George S. Patton. His portrait sculpture works include those of Vince Lombardi, Helen Keller, and Will Rogers.
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceGov Building, Library, Memorial
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1985
Placed BySenator Harry Darby
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:41pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 655139 N 4308549
Decimal Degrees38.91215000, -97.21065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.729', W 97° 12.639'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 43.7400" N, 97° 12' 38.3400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 S Buckeye Ave, Abilene KS 67410, US
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