Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5195

Post 5195 Red Hook Memorial Post
325 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 624-9313

Meeting Location & Time
7:30 PM 2nd
Thursday of Month

Quartermaster: Juri Tassa Commander: Michael "Mickey" Chirieleison (no email)

Outside, but inside the gate, of the Red Hook VFW, stands  the memorial statue the Red Hook Doughboy dedicated to soldiers from Red Hook who died while serving in World War I.  Dedicated in 1921, it was paid for by shipbuilder William H. Todd (1857–1932), whose original shipyard is where the Brooklyn, IKEA is today.   The sculptor was Augustus Lukeman, a prolific artist in his day.  A related work by him is the Prospect Park World War I Memorial.  The monument originally stood in Todd Triangle park, which is bordered on two sides by the end of Columbia Street, near where the Todd Shipyard was.  The statue suffered vandalism and weathering over the years and in 1972 for its protection the doughboy was adopted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5195.

Street Address:

325 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 [map]


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