Sioux County

2nd Lt. George Drost



Our Neighbors in the Service

Ireton, Iowa—Sergeant George Drost of Camp Campbell, Kentucky, is a guest at the home of his mother on a 10-day furlough.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 12, 1943

IRETON—Wounded in Germany

2nd Lieut. George Drost was shot by a sniper after receiving shrapnel wounds in his back in giving aid to his buddy.  He is in a hospital in Germany and is a son of Mrs. Bertha Walraven.

Source: The Sioux Center News, Thursday, April 12, 1945


T/Sgt. George Drost, son of Mrs. Bertha Walraven of Ireton, was awarded a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant while fighting with the 12th Armored Division on the 7th Army front, according to a dispatch to The Independent from the 7th Army publications office.  Lt. Drost was a platoon sergeant in Company A, 17th Armored Infantry Division, at the time he received the commission.  He has been reassigned to the same organization.

Source:  Hawarden Independent, May 24, 1945

Lieut. George Drost arrived for a month’s visit with relatives.  He will return to Okmulgee, Okla., where he is being treated for shrapnel wounds received in a battle with the Germans.

Source: Hawarden Independent, Thursday, June 28, 1945

Second Lieut. George Drost has an extension leave of 30 days before returning to a hospital at Denver, Colorado.

Source: Hawarden Independent, September 20, 1945

Lt. George Drost, who spent a leave here with relatives, will report back for duty at Camp Carson, Colo., Sunday.

Source: Hawarden Independent, Thursday, November 1, 1945