Dressing for the elements

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Wearing a smart-looking scarf, World War I hero Raynal C. Bolling’s statue struck a fashionable pose today.

If you have not yet visited the Bolling monument on Greenwich Avenue (in front of the school district’s headquarters), it’s worth checking out.

The statue’s epitaph notes that the aviation colonel in the American expeditionary forces “foresaw his nation’s call to arms and left a brilliant career to prepare himself for service in the World War. He laid the foundation for our aerial warfare in France.”

Bolling fell in action at the age of 30 near Amiens, France on March 26, 1918.

The statue of World War I hero Raynal C. Bolling on Greenwich Avenue.

The statue of World War I hero Raynal C. Bolling on Greenwich Avenue.

 

 

 

Categories: Greenwich Avenue
Paul Schott

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