Woodbury County

Sgt. Robert G. Bramble

 

 

SIOUX CITYAN AMONG 14 IOWANS AWARDED AIR MEDAL

Washington.—(AP)—Fourteen Iowans of the north African air force troop carrier command have received awards for “meritorious achievements over Sicily,” the War Department announced Tuesday.

Air medals were awarded to Lieut. Guy J. Hugunin jr, Spencer; Lieut. Reginald W. Kurtz, Terril; Technical Sergeant Robert G. Bramble, Sioux City.

Technical Sergeant Bramble, 22, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Bramble, 2725 Ross street.

The young man, a graduate of Central high school, enlisted in the air corps in California in October of 1940.  He went overseas in July of 1942, and landed in England.  In November of 1942, he went to Africa.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, September 8, 1943

SIOUX CITYAN CITED IN SICILY
Robert Bramble Is Following Example of Uncle, Father   

Carrying out a family tradition, Technical Sergeant Robert G. Bramble, 22, a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Bramble, 2725 Ross street, was one of 14 Iowans of the north African air force troop carrier command to receive awards for “meritorious achievements over Sicily.”

An uncle, Edwin D. Bramble, 520 Ninth street, was described by Mrs. Bramble as being the “most decorated Sioux Cityan” in the last world war. She said he earned a distinguished service cross, awarded by Gen. Pershing, and is the holder of a French citation.  He is a member of the Order of the Purple Heart.

His son, Technical Sergeant Wayne S. Bramble, is stationed in north Africa with the air corps.

Robert’s father served in France in the first world war with the 88th division in the signal corps. Robert also has a brother, Warren, in the service on the east coast.

Also in service during the last war was another uncle, John H. Bramble, 926 Pierce street.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, September 10, 1945 (photo included)