CPA Press Release
Iraqi Artist Sculpts Homage to Fallen Soldiers
Baghdad -- During the Saddam era, the Iraqi artist who goes by the nomme d’art of “Kalat, was required to create hundreds of statues of the megalomaniacal dictator, Saddam Hussein. After Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kalat was so grateful for his new-found liberty that he decided to melt down three bronze busts of Saddam and sculpt a new creation honoring the fallen Americans who gave their lives for his freedom and that of his country. The statue in honor of the heroic Coalition forces was a true work of love
It is being moved from its former place of honor in the 4th Infantry
Division’s Headquarters in Tikrit, to a permanent home at Fort Hood, Texas, also
the permanent home fo the 4th ID.