According to an article in ARNEWS,
the Army News service, this eRumor is true.
ARNEWS says the sculptor's name is Kalat.
He was forced to fashion statues of Saddam Hussein including some
that were later destroyed by U.S. military explosives.
The bronze pieces of the statues were sent to Kalat and he made the
memorial using a picture of a U.S. soldier, 1st Sgt. Glen Simpson,
kneeling as a model.
According to ARNEWS, Kalat worked with another artist on the Saddam
Hussein statutes, but designed and fashioned the U.S. model on his
It's on display in Iraq and is destined to eventually be on display
at Fort Hood, where it will become part of a larger memorial project
at the 4th Inf. Div. museum.