The Pete Maytubby Code Talker Bridge (Pennington Creek Bridge) is located on SH-7.
The Victor Brown Code Talker Bridge is located on SH-3 -- about 2,000 feet west of Oleta.
The Ben Carterby Code Talker Bridge is located on US-259 -- about 5.75 miles south of Smithville.
The Mitchell Bobb Code Talker Bridge is located on SH-3, about 1.3 miles east of N4495 Co. Road.
The James M. Edwards Code Talker Bridge (Boktuklo Creek Bridge) is located on SH-3 -- west of Broken Bow.
The Tobias W. Frazier Code Talker Bridge (Raymond Gary Lake Bridge) is located on US-70.
Phase III was completed in 2018 and includes a brick path around the existing memorial
structure, using repurposed bricks from the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall, and two raised brick
beds with additional engraved memorial bricks. This Phase was completed after most of
the pictures in the gallery were taken. The overhead photo in the gallery courtesy of
Johnson County shows Phase III completed.
Phase II was completed in 2014 with the installation of an interactive kiosk at the base of
the Memorial. Each brick in the Memorial has a matching bio that can be viewed both on
the Memorial kiosk, as well as the Johnson County website. The kiosk earned the “2016
Excellence in Action Award” from the Iowa State Association of Counties and the “2017
Achievement Award” from the National Association of Counties.
Phase I, completed in 2014 and installed at the site of the old 1937 National Guard Armory.
The Memorial serves as a permanent place of honor for families, friends and community
members to visit, reflect and to remember those who bravely served our country. The
Memorial includes the Armory’s original corner stone from 1937, centered between two
Red Granite walls with the crests of each branch of the Armed Forces, reproductions of the
medallions from the Armory and interpretative panels with the Armory’s history in text and
photographs. At the base of the Memorial are brick pavers honoring veterans and showing
gratitude from supporting business and families.
The last picture in the gallery shows USWW1CC Volunteer Monument Hunter, Robert Shay,
PH3, USNR-R and Johnson County Department of Veterans Affairs Director and Memorial
project manager, Gary Boseneiler - Air Force Veteran. Gary, on short notice, very kindly
gave us a personal tour of this wonderful Memorial Monument Project.
The Joseph H. Davenport Code Talker Bridge (Dumpling Creek Bridge) is located on SH-3 -- east of Antlers.
The Albert Billy Code Talker Bridge is located on US-270, near Mountain Creek, and west of Wister.
The Solomon Bond Louis Code Talker Bridge is located near Yanubbee Creek, north of Broken Bow.
The Ben Colbert Code Talker Bridge is located on US-70, about 600 feet west of N3770 Co. Road.
364 Maple Street
Mezeppa, MN 55956
On the banks of the North Fork Zumbro River
NW Corner of Maple St. NW & 3rd Ave. NW
Mezeppa Veterans Honor Guard &
Mezeppa American Legion Post #588
at 11AM on Memorial Day, May 23, 2015
For a town the size of Mezeppa, population 680, this
is a very impressive Veterans Memorial & Park.
Bronze plaque on granite stone at Crisp County Courthouse.
Inscriptoin: “ Dedicated May 30, 2002, by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4742. As a memorial to all Crisp County veterans who served their country in past wars and conflicts. May they never be forgotten for their sacrifice and devotion to duty.”
This park project was conceived and carried out by volunteers and members of the Harry T.
Anderson Post No.140 of the American Legion.
The memorial is shaped like an octagon of benches with two open sides. In the center of the
octagon is a star and in the center of the star is a large flag pole. The flag pole was donated
by a Legion member who recently died. Benches were chosen because Post Commander Leland
Ottman said legion members wanted the memorial to be something that could be used by the
community. The project in part is funded through the sale of memorial pavers sold through out
Mower county to honor local veterans.
There is room for the project to continue to grow and change in the future. While the initial goal
was to sell about 200 pavers, there’s room to expand beyond that to keep adding pavers and
funds to cover the perpetual care of the Park. The pavers are a way to honor a family member
or friend. 141 pavers were in place at the parks dedication on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2010.
American Legion Post 140 is named in memory of Pvt. HARRY THERON ANDERSON, U.S. Army
Born May 31, 1895, Clayton Township, Elkton, Minn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Anderson, Grand Meadow.
Previous military training, Agricultural School, St. Paul. Occupation, farming. Residence, Grand Meadow.
Entered service May 26, 1918, at Austin. Assigned to Co. M, 308 Reg. 77th Div. Trained at Camp Lewis
and Camp Kearney. Embarked from Brooklyn Navy Yards, Aug. 9, 1918, and arrived at Birkenhead, England,
Aug. 21. Went into active service in September, in the Argonne. Wounded Oct. 14, 1918. Under medical
care three weeks at Base Hospital No. 27, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France. Died of wounds.
This memorial, located in McPherson Park, honors the memory of the heroes from McPherson County who gave their lives in World War I. It includes an honor roll listing those from Company D, 2nd Kansas Infantry who died in the Great War.
Original Dedication: May 25, 1992
Rededicated on November 9, 2002
The park exhibits an airplane, tank, mobile artillery cannon, ships anchor,
benches and black granite monuments dedicated to the wars our citizens
have served in as well as a victory wall proudly displaying the service
emblems of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard etched
in black granite. An engraved brick paver program began to honor local
veterans. These brick are a border for the Monument’s sidewalk.
“FOR GOD AND COUNTRY”
Twelve of the young men who left the Le Roy area in 1917 and 1918 for service in
World War 1 did not return home. In their memory the town planted 12 Memorial
Pine Trees in South Park. This type of memorial was created in many towns and
cities across America. In many of those places the trees died or were remove due
to road construction projects. Here in Le Roy, the small bronze plaques were lost
and went unseen and were nearly lost in the shadow of the tall trees until an alert
citizen found them and collected them. The town and American Legion decided
to restore the plaques and attach them to a large shadow box sign at the entrance
to the park so these brave sons of Le Roy who made The Supreme Sacrifice in The
World War would not be forgotten and would always be remembered for the price
they paid for our Liberty.
Dedicated: November 7, 2009
The Memorial Monument has many feature elements including famous quotes etched in granite
along with many veteran’s pavers and a sculpture.
PFC Ivan Stringer
Killed In Action
16th Infantry Regiment - 1st Infantry Division
“The Big Red One”
PFC Stringer’s name appears on the 1st I.D. Memorial Monument in France along with 1,137 of his fellow fallen comrades.
Location: D-26 , Cantigny , 80-Somme , Picardie , France
On the D-26, between Cantigny and Montdidier, about 1/2 mile SE of Cantigny, on the north side of the road.
The 1st Infantry Division is a combined arms division of the United States Army, and is the oldest continuously
serving in the Regular Army. It has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917 during World War I.
It was officially nicknamed "The Big Red One" after its shoulder patch and is also nicknamed “The Fighting First”.
This Classic Revival veterans hall located in downtown Waterloo, Iowa was built
between 1915 and 1916 as The World War ragged across the Atlantic in Europe.
It was built by the young tradesmen who soon would be called upon to enlist in
the U.S. Military and join that fight for freedom and liberty. Americans saw this
as an opportunity to repay our debt to France for their assistance 141 years earlier
during our War for Independence.
It was built by The Grand Army of the Republic as a memorial to soldiers who died in
the American Civil War. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
in 1988 due to its architecture and importance in local history.
As there were fewer Civil War veterans the hall turned to Spanish War and World
War 1 and World War 2 veterans to carry on it’s mission as a gathering place for
all American military veterans.
Notation: These photos are not as clear as I would have liked, but the daylight was waining
and it was raining heavily. I could not take the time I normally do to make sure they were
perfectly clear. If the opportunity presents itself, I will retake these pictures.
The Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial was dedicated on
November 11, 2013.
Opening into the Memorial is a large archway etched with the
emblems of all branches of the military, with two small tablets,
one one each side, thanking donors and veterans. There are
ten black granite walls inscribed with the names of local
veterans from all wars as well as peacetime. There are also
two obelisks, benches, granite markers and a bronze sculpture
of a young woman and child holding a ceremonially folded
No taxpayer funds were used to build this Memorial. only
donations from veterans, veterans families and other private
sources, as well as grants.