FREMONT – At Clemmons Park, there’s a gazebo amongst twelve trees. On the ceiling of the gazebo are twelve portraits. Both the stand of trees and the gazebo itself are a memorial to young Dodge County men who were killed in action during the Vietnam war.
For years, the City of Fremont has celebrated a special day just for Vietnam veterans: Dodge County Vietnam Veterans day, always on the Saturday following Arbor Day. In Clemmons park this Saturday, April 28th, at noon the public is invited to attend the annual ceremony at the gazebo: listen to patriotic songs, see the presentation of the honor guard and most of all, pay your respects to the fallen.
Killed in action and memorialized at the park are: David Marshall Davies, David Allen Hargens, Larry William Holtz, Darrel Leroy Hovenden, William C. Hurt, Roger Leroy Lane, Henry Lee Limbach, Winston Glenn Parker, Ernest Floyd Petty, Jack Charles Plahn, John Craig Robinson, Ira Edward Scott, Kenneth Lee Steel, and Gene Leander Twehous. All were residents of Dodge county.