Freedom Rock

  CRESCO -“Let this display forever serve to remind us of our obligation to defend the inheritance these heroes have bestowed us and inspire all of us to be worthy of their sacrifice,” said Marshall Rogne at the Howard County Freedom Rock Memorial Park dedication on June 23. The Howard County...
  CRESCO - Meet Marshall Rogne. He is the Howard County Veterans Affairs Director and member of the Freedom Rock.  This week’s final gun salute is to the War on Terrorism. On Sept. 20, 2001, George W. Bush declared “War on Terror” during the reactionary speech in which he sent America to war with...
  CRESCO - Meet Mike and Cindy Yslas. Veterans. Freedom Rock and American Legion Post 135 members. And yes, they are married (to each other). This week’s gun salute is to the Spanish-American War, lasting a mere three months, four weeks and two days. It was fought between Spain and the United...
  CRESCO - Meet Ed Fontes and Loren Lienhard. Both are veterans of the United States Army and members of the Freedom Rock Committee.  This week’s gun salute is to the Vietnam War, as it is known around the world, but is known as the ‘American War’ in Vietnam.  The Vietnam War is the longest war in...
  CRESCO - Meet Mike Bigley and Harold Huhe. Bigley is the Commander of American Legion Post 597 in Elma, and Huhe is a member of American Legion Post 135 and VFW Post 4561 in Cresco. Both are Freedom Rock members. This week’s gun salute is to commemorate the Civil War. Although the war took place...
  CRESCO - Meet Warren Steffen, Lee Pierce and Gary Klomp. All are members of the Freedom Rock Comm-ittee and American Legion Riders Post 135. Steffen, Pierce and Klomp are just three of the many passionate Legion Riders in Howard County. What do these guys want you to know about the Great War?...
  CRESCO - Meet Bill Ondrashek. Member of the Freedom Rock and Commander of Protivin American Legion Post 605. Do you remember The First Gulf War? Persian Gulf War? Desert Storm? Desert Shield? Ondrashek reminds us they’re all the same war.  • The Gulf War happened in part because Iraq owed $80...
  CRESCO - Meet Skip and Mark Grinhaug. Brothers. Veterans. Members of the Freedom Rock and American Legion Post 135. The Grinhaug brothers know a lot about the War of 1812, noting that at least three people who fought in this war are buried in Howard Cty.  • But, Mark wants to clear up some...
  CRESCO - Meet Rick Slifka. He is a Freedom Rock Member and Commander of VFW Post 4561. He is sharing information on the Korean War. The United States Air Force became a separate military service on Sept. 18, 1947 with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. Prior to that, the...
  CRESCO - Meet Jim Perry. He is the Freedom Rock Chair, Commander of American Legion Post 135.  Perry is also a retired SeaBee in the U.S. Navy. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a need arose for a militarized Naval Construction Force to build advance bases in war zones. Therefore, Rear...

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