Elwood, Illinois: Ammo Plant Dead Statue

The Joliet Ammunition Plant anti-tank mine fuse assembly building blew up on June 5, 1942, killing 42 average-guy workers, who are memorialized by a bronze man carrying a lunch box. Six workers killed in a 1945 explosion are also remembered.
Address:
West Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL
Directions:
Hwy 53, west on West Hoff Road to corner of Abraham Lincoln Blvd, north side of Abraham Lincoln Cemetery.
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Ammo Plant Dead Statue

I was in the area so I thought I would look for the "Ammo Plant Dead Statue" in Elwood Illinois. That statue, which looks like a guy in a WWII uniform carrying a lunch box, is no longer on Diagonal Road. The statue has been moved, not far away, to the intersection of W. Hoff Road and Abraham Lincoln Blvd. The statue is located across the street from the entrance to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

[Gary, 04/27/2008]
Lunch Box Man Returns

A statue of a male ammo plant worker holding a lunch box, stolen in July 2005 in Elwood, Illinois, was replaced with a new statue in late October 2006.

... [11/04/2006] Complete News Story

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