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Removing ‘doughboy’ statue to get re-bronzed

On Friday morning, Jim and Matt Ray of Ray’s Burial Vault removed the historic doughboy statue from Soldiers Park to begin the process of re-bronzing the statue and permanently replacing a new bayonet donated by concerned Tyrone residents. The original bayonet was stolen over Labor Day weekend. Although the statue was difficult to remove from its base, the Rays managed to secure it safely and undamaged, and hope to have it restored as quickly as possible. A full story on this event appeared in the Thursday edition of The Daily Herald. (The Daily Herald/Kris Yaniello)