Saturday, May 13, 2017


Don Levans said, "Wendell Furr took sample scraping from the ole paint and had it matched from the bottom side (without sun fading) – scraped, sanded, primed and sprayed them with high quality metal paint.

People who look at them often see a reflection of someone who has served our country.  As I look at them, I am reminded of the Korean monument in Washington DC.  They can easily be on patrol in WWI, WWII, Korea or in the jungles of Vietnam.  These are no ordinary soldiers.  They are the creation of Carrollton artist Gordon Chandler who used pieces of steel to weld the statues.

I’ll bet that most of you who are about my age ___ (old) will remember the little lead soldiers that we used to have as toys that we moved about as we waged imaginary war battles.  If you look closely, you will see a great resemblance in our three soldiers.  You see, Mr. Chandler largely based the three soldiers on those little lead soldiers.

After they were completed there was demand for them to be displayed at various events around the country.  After being deployed from California to Maine, the soldiers finally made the trip back to Carrollton and were (purchased and) dedicated in 2011.  They are now where they belong!

(Comments from the Dedication in 2011)"


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