Boone in Boone County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Boone Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
— Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II —
[Train crossing the Des Moines River]
"I will tell our kids about the hero you are . . .
and the hero who gave 150% for our Country"
SGT Daniel Sesker
Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower
"A First In Life & In Death"
CSM Marilyn Gabbard
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm.
Location. 42° 3.552′ N, 93° 54.398′ W. Marker is in Boone, Iowa, in Boone County. Memorial is at the intersection of Mamie Eisenhower Avenue and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Mamie Eisenhower Avenue. The Freedom Rock is located by the Boone County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1013 West Mamie Eisenhower Avenue, Boone IA 50036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Co. D. 32nd Iowa Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 8 (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Regarding Boone Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial.
The back side of the rock features Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Mamie was a famous resident of Boone, and her birthplace is located at 709 Carroll Street in Boone. General Eisenhower commanded troops during WWII.
The rock also features the first woman promoted to the rank of command sergeant major in the Iowa Army National Guard. Command Sgt. Maj. Marilyn L. Gabbard of Polk City was also the first woman in the history of the Iowa National Guard to be killed in combat. She was a passenger on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed Jan. 20, 2007 northeast of Baghdad. Assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa, she served as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the National Guard Affairs Team in Baghdad.'
Also see . . .
1. Iowa Freedom Rock Tour. (Submitted on March 16, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
2. Boone County Freedom Rock Information. (Submitted on March 16, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 16, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.