Woodbury County

Priv. W. L. Graham

 

 
 

 

MARINE OFFICER COMMENDS SIOUX CITYAN AND THREE OTHER IOWANS

For unselfish devotion to duty during the Japanese shelling of a Solomons base in March, the four Iowa Marines, above, all ground crewman for a Marine aviation group, were commended by Marine Maj. Gen. Ralph J. Litchell for their unselfish devotion to duty, disregarding their own personal safety in order that the aircraft assigned them could continue to operate.

Left to right front row, kneeling, are:  Private First Class W. L. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Graham, 1121 McDonald street (Sioux City), and Private First Class W. F. Anderson, Lake Mills, Ia., and back row, Technical Sergeant J. A. Dawkins of Ogden, Ia., and Master Sergeant W. H. Wyatt, of Ottumwa, Ia. (Official United States marine corps photo.)

Source: The Sioux City Journal, (unknown date of publication)