Names added to monument
Work continue at Iola’s Veterans Memorial Park
Fifty-four new names have been added to the monument at the American Legion Veterans Memorial Park in Iola.
The monument honors all veterans from the Iola and Scandinavia area after they have passed away.
Among the names of veterans added is Arthur Thompson, who served in World War I.
Names added of veterans from World War II include Art W. Barber, Mildred A. Benson, Carl B. Brockway, Howard K. Inderdahl, Alois Kranski, Benjamin J. Kranski, Leo Kranski, Norbert J. Kranski, Marshall E. Lee, Carl A. Martin, Tom Narestad, Willard E. Olson, Remo Puricelli, Edna Sampson, Vincent Serafini, Clement N. Schmidt, Edmond Thoe, Forrest E. Torgerson and Donald R. Wesley.
Korean Veterans’ names added are Harry Becker, Allan E. Clark, Walter F. Deuber, Corrin Flaata, Bruce B. Freistedt, Eugene “Peanuts” Gunderson, William D. Hoks, Howard K. Inderdahl, Sylvester G. Kranski, Philip Moe, Victor L. Morey, Chester Pederson, Wilmer W. Sommer, Joseph E. Sprangers, Roger Voie and Lawrence Webb.
Veterans recently deceased who served in Vietnam include Colin R. Bruce II, Gordon Harvey, Roger Molaska, Paul R. Nelson, Timothy Roe, Lawrence C. Webb and Dennis G. Wyman.
Gerald K. Preuss served during the Berlin Crisis, and the following all served during times of peace: Robert E. Berna, Ronald E. Krause, Art Krueger, William E. Krueger, Gerald E. Labisch, Jesse “Chuck” Lewison, George Severson, Vernon Stull, David Wesley and Duane E. Wolding.
American Legion Sheveland-Taylor Post 14 is also working on the new Walk of Honor Monument.
The project includes digging out areas for the monument, relocation of one of the picnic tables, installing the two new concrete pads and installation of conduit for the new lighting bases.
Additional work will continue weather permitting.
The dedication of the Walk of Honor Monument will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15.