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Topic - Carl Reddel
A dispute over a memorial design featuring a statue of President Eisenhower as a barefoot boy is threatening to delay construction of a national memorial to the 34th president and leader of the Allied forces in World War II.
As critics of a planned monument honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower object to everything from its giant scale to its depiction of the Cold War president and famed World War II general as a "barefoot boy from Kansas," new images and documents released to The Associated Press reveal other key elements overshadowed by the furor and show how the controversial project developed.
In a three-page letter hand-delivered to the natural resources committee on Tuesday, retired Brig. Gen. Carl Reddel, executive director of the memorial commission, said the proposal not only "severely hampers, and in fact, drastically undercuts" the commission, it also would be "wasting the money already spent on the current design."
"To advocate for the removal of the current Commissioners is unprecedented and insulting," Gen. Reddel said.