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Posted By: on: 08/04/2000 10:03:24 EDT
Subject: GK Warren and his statue...

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Hi folks,

Just a little tidbit on the statue...

While he is one of my heros, welllll his statue is a tad bit incorrect!.

He was not broad shouldered and stocky. In fact according to my wifes aunt, and (BTW she has a couple of pictures of him that she will not part with darn!), if he was 5' 5' and weighed 150 ilbs, well that is saying alot. The only thing was he believed in dressing the part of a soldier. He felt that it was a good example to his men so they could see him during battle. Plus it was part of his 'persona'. So he was always dressed to the 'nines'.. Though after day two at GB, he was exhausted from riding all over the place on Meades behalf, and accoring to some records I read, he had not slept in about 3 days. So once the adrenlin wore off, well between the slight neck wound well no wonder he fell asleep in the meeting. Even as important as that was......

Just a few thoughts...

Jim


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