Coordinates : 46.81802,1.69692
46┬░49.081 N 1┬░41.815 E
The roundabout Rond-Point Porte de Paris.
Take the N151 SW to the Route d'Issoudun and merge into Avenue Marcel Lemoine. Follow it south to the Rond-Point Porte de Paris next to Le Fournil Saint Andre.
Inaugurated on Sunday June 20th 2010 by
Carly Van Orman, representative of the US Ambassador to France
Philippe Derumigny, prefect of Indre
Jean-Francois Mayet, Senator of Indre and Mayor of Chateauroux
Michel Blondeau, Mayor of Deols, VP of the Indre General Assembly
Jenelle Peterson, President of the Chateauroux American High School Alumni
Mike Gagne, VP of the Chateauroux American High School Alumni Association
This 3m bronze statue was a gift from an anonymous American benefactor to the towns of Chateauroux and Deols, as he had spent part of his childhood there. It was created by American sculptors Tomas Bustos and David Newton and commemorates the friendship between Americans and the towns of Chateauroux and Deols.
This statue is given to the inhabitants of Chateauroux and Deols, in memory of the places, we lived, worked, and studied. May the flame of our friendship keep burning!
From June 1951, as part of NATO's deployment, the US Air Force installed a materiel depot and repair station in Chateauroux Deols. 5000 American servicemen roamed the streets of Chateauroux, Deols, and the Chateauroux Air Station (CHAS). They left France in March 1967.
Their children remember.
Notified by : Fabrice Loubette.
Record added 24/10/2010. Photos : Yves Bardet (2010).
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