Greene in Butler County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Greene Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Honoring Butler County Veterans
— Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —
Honoring All Who’ve Served
Robert J. Neal
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Freedom Rock Memorials series list.
Location. 42° 53.687′ N, 92° 48.198′ W. Marker is in Greene, Iowa, in Butler County. Memorial is on West Traer Street just east of Water Street, on the right when traveling east. Memorial is located near the sidewalk in a small park on the west side of the Shell Rock River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greene IA 50636, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andres Memorial Park (approx. 13.2 miles away); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away); Main Street Bridge (approx. 13.4 miles away); Original Mill Wheel (approx. 13.4 miles away); Farmer's Trust and Savings Bank 1968 Tornado Memorial (approx. 13.6 miles away); Charles City Veterans Monument (approx. 13.6 miles away); Dana Park (approx. 14 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The Freedom Rock. Thanking our Veterans, one painting at a time. (Submitted on July 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Flying Tigers (Wikipedia). The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marine Corps, recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt's authority before Pearl Harbor. Their Curtis P-40B Warhawk aircraft, marked with Chinese colors, flew under American control. Their mission was to bomb Japan and defend the Republic of China, but many delays meant the AVG first flew in combat after the US and Japan declared war. (Submitted on July 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Neal, Robert J. “Bob”. Enlisted in the U. S. Navy following high school graduation in 1936. Naval Training Station, San Diego. Served aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga, as an Aviation Ordnanceman, Bombing Squadron 3, until discharged to join (Submitted on July 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.