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Clear Lake in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial

Cerro Gordo County

 

— - Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II - —

 
North Side Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 21, 2019
1. North Side Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  


North Side

Cerro Cordo County
With Gratitude
To our
Veterans

South Side

Medal of Honor
Recipient
Henry I. Smith

 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Iowa Freedom Rock Memorials, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
 
Location. 43° 8.251′ N, 93° 22.738′ W. Marker is in Clear Lake, Iowa, in Cerro Gordo County. Memorial is on N 8th St near Main Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Lake IA 50428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clear Lake in the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Clear Lake in the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Iowa and the Battle of Pleasant Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buddy Holly • Ritchie Valens • J. P. Richardson
South Side Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 21, 2019
2. South Side Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Surf Ballroom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Three Stars Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clear Lake.
 
Regarding Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial. Regarding Henry I. Smith:
DATE OF BIRTH: May 4, 1840
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Nottingham, England
HOME OF RECORD:
Mason City, Iowa

Medal of Honor
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Civil War
Service: Army
Division: 7th Iowa Infantry
GENERAL ORDERS:
Date of Issue: September 7, 1897

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Henry I. Smith, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 March 1865, while serving with Company B, 7th Iowa Infantry, in action at Black River, North Carolina. First Lieutenant Smith voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.
 
Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 21, 2019
3. Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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