“Follow Me” Arrives at Its New Home

   Media types flocked to the new National Infantry Museum to get a picture of the famous Follow Me statue that stood decades in front of Infantry Hall at Fort Benning.  Here are a few that I took of the 49 -year-old statue of Gene Wyles,  an OCS student, that was sculpted by two privates.  I know the name of the person who posed for the statue because Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry White, who heads up the museum project,  told me.  He said he personally knew Wyles, that he is still alive and is a farmer in South Carolina. 

More on this later.

Follow Me statue arriving on a flatbed truck at the new National Infantry Museum

Follow Me statue arriving on a flatbed truck at the new National Infantry Museum

Crane lifting Follow Me in the rotunda of the National InFantry Museum

Crane lifting Follow Me in the rotunda of the National InFantry Museum

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