Woodbury County

Pfc. Bird E. Day




Pfc. Bird E. Day is a military policeman in the 80th Blue Ridge infantry division, which was recently awarded the meritorious service unit plaque for superior performance of duty, achievement and maintenance of a high standard of discipline during campaigns in France, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria from August 8, 1944 to V-E day.

The individual decoration, accompanying the citation, is a gold laurel wreath, worn on the right sleeve, the only American decoration so worn.  Pfc. Day formerly was employed in the Journal-Tribune‚Äôs composing room.  His wife and son, Kayo, reside at 4122 Madison street.

Source: Sioux City Journal, August 31, 1945