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

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.



  1. Posted December 13, 2005 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    that is so inspiring thanks for sharing.

  2. Posted December 13, 2005 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing that! What’s up with all of the ???? in your post? B4T

  3. Posted December 14, 2005 at 7:52 am | Permalink


  4. Posted December 16, 2005 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    So poignant!

    the ?’s are font errors in cutting and pasting from another doc, dep.

  5. Posted December 16, 2005 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Writers privilages???

  6. Posted December 16, 2005 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Not really

  7. Posted December 17, 2005 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    I think it deserves to be posted every where! thanks for sharing w/ us.

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