Woodbury County

Pfc. Edward J. Birmingham



Wounded in Germany Parents Here Are Informed

Pfc. Edward J. Birmingham, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Birmingham, 2823 Pierce street, was wounded in action in Germany on January 13, according to word received from the War Department.  His wife and three children, formerly of Sioux City, now lived in Newcastle, Neb.

Pfc. Birmingham has been in service since February 14, 1944.  He received train’ at Camp Croft, S.C., and has been overseas since October, 1944.  He was with the 78th Lightning division of the First army.

He has three brothers, a sister and two brothers-in-law also in service…Pfc. George, marine corps in the South Pacific; S. Sgt. Melvin, who has been in England nearly three years;  Pfc. Loretta, a WAC, now in Cairo, Egypt; Pfc. Jack, a marine now home on furlough following 18 months overseas; Lt. James Casey of San Antonio, Tex, and S. Sgt. Randolph Dickinson, husband of Pfc. Loretta, also in Cairo.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 8, 1945 (photo included)