Woodbury County

Pfc. William Espe

 

 

PFC. “BILL” ESPE IS WOUNDED IN ACTION

Pfc. William (“Bill”) Espe, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Espe, 1211 21st street, received shoulder wounds while in action in the Philippines on February 6, and has been awarded the Purple Heart, his parents have been informed. He has been overseas 14 months in the South Pacific serving in New Zealand, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands before going to the Philippines. Pfc. Espe was graduated from Trinity high school in May, 1943, where he was active in football, basketball, track and other sports.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 2, 1945 (photo included)