Freedom Rock

  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...
  CRESCO - Veterans Day, Nov. 11, dawned cold and rainy, but that didn’t stop locals from attending the unveiling of the Freedom Rock. A welcome was given by Jim Perry, Commander American Legion Post 135 and Rick Slifka, Commander of VFW Post 4561. The American Flag was then raised, and lowered...
  CRESCO - He has the talent. He has the passion. He has the compassion. He is Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II, creator of The Freedom Rock Tour, and he was commissioned to paint Howard County’s Freedom Rock, located at the corner of Highway 9 and 3rd St. SW. in Cresco.   Howard County’s Rock Sorensen...
  CRESCO - He didn’t know anything about it, but that’s what makes a surprise so great. Jim Perry, who has taken a dual leadership role as Cresco American Legion Commander and Chairman of the Freedom Rock Committee this year, was honored when he was called forward to accept not one, not two, but...

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