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Lynchburg officials consider Doughboy repairs

Monday - 12/2/2013, 9:20am  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Lynchburg officials are considering ways to repair a vandalized Doughboy statue.

The statue's bronze bayonet has been broken off twice in the past two years.

City officials plan to meet in the coming weeks with the Lynchburg Historical Foundation and restoration sculptor Ken Faraoni to develop a repair plan.

City Manager Kimball Payne tells The News and Advance ( ) that no decisions have been made.

Faraoni is exploring ways to strengthen the bayonet. He repaired the bayonet when it was broken in 2012.

The statue is a World War I memorial and an icon in Lynchburg. Doughboy commonly refers to Marines or Army personnel who served in World War I.


Information from: The News & Advance,

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