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Pottawattamie Freedom Rock



The Pottawattamie Freedom Rock is situated in Chautauqua Park just off Highway 6 and near the Oakland Eagle of Honor plaza. The Freedom Rock was painted in 2017, is rock #57 and features four veterans:

  • Major General Arnold W. Jacobsen of Walnut, Iowa, served as commanding officer of the Marine Corps Supply Depots during World War II.
  • John S. McCain Jr., born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, served in conflicts from the 1940s through the 1970s, including as the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.  He achieved Admiral in the Navy.  McCain was the father of Sen. John McCain III of Arizona.
  • Sgt. Brent Maher of Honey Creek, Iowa, was killed by an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan with the Iowa Army National Guard.
  • General Frank F. Everest of Council Bluffs, Iowa, served as commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and commander of the Tactical Air Command

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308 Highway 6
Oakland, IA 51560
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