Sculptor: Karl Illava 1896-1954 USA
Gift of the 7th-107th Memorial Committee
Located along Fifth Avenue on the
perimeter of Central Park, is the powerful
statue of seven American soldiers who
memorialize the grueling battles of
World War I.
Three of the men have bayonets
ready for battle, while the weight of a
wounded solider collapses into the
embracing arms of a fellow comrade.
As a former sergeant in the 107th,
Karl Illava has brought the experience of
his own emotions to portraying the valor
of his comrades in battle.