Donation to Freedom Rock Park honors Gen Harjehausen

The effort to complete Greene County’s Freedom Rock Park got a boost from the family of the late Gen Arnie Harjehausen.

Prior to the unveiling of the rock last month, Katie and Guy Richardson presented a check for $1,000 to the project in memory of Katie’s father, Gen Harjehausen on behalf of themselves and Katie’s siblings – Ed and Sue Harjehausen, Judy Shaffer and JoEtta Snow.

(from left) American Legion post commander Jim Andrew, VFW post commander Don Ihnken, and Katie and Guy Richardson
(from left) American Legion post commander Jim Andrew, VFW post commander Don Ihnken, and Katie and Guy Richardson

Brig Gen Arnold Harjehausen, IA-ARNG, served 20 years in the U.S. Army and then another 20 in the Iowa Air National Guard. He was a World War Two veteran, serving in the European theatre with the 125th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron.

He passed away in Jefferson in 2012. He is buried in the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

 

 

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