Iron Mountain, Michigan: Bomb Disposal Soldier Memorial

Wood carving, painted enamel black, of a combat engineer outfitted in hi-tech military gear. In the yard of a suburban house, and it depicts Donnie Jokinen, son of the owner of the house, who was wounded while clearing bombs in Iraq. Sculpted by Charles Hamilton, unveiled on October 26, 2013.
Address:
W. D St., Iron Mountain, MI
Directions:
From US Hwy 141/Stephenson Ave. in town, turn west onto C St. Drive to the 10th cross street (Hemlock St.) and turn left. Drive one block. Turn right onto D St. You'll see the statue immediately on the right.
Hours:
Private property - visible from street.
Admission:
Free
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Sapper Memorial.

Yard Statue of Iraq Bomb Sweeping Soldier

There is a notebook to sign when you visit. It is also lit up at night (by the lamp attached to the soldier's helmet).

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The figure of an explosive ordnance disposal specialist is a homemade tribute to a soldier injured while serving in Iraq. The bomb disposal specialist faces an memorial carved tree stump remembering other "Sapper" veterans, with an eagle at the top and bearing the inscription "Freedom Is Not Free."

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