Sioux County

Master Sgt. Ringert E. Jongewaard





With the Seventy Army in France—
Master Sergeant Ringert E. Jongewaard, serving in the Chaplain Section of Seventh Army Headquarters, has recently been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in direct support of combat operations.

Overseas twenty-eight months, he wears four stars on his campaign ribbon for participating in the Tunisian, Sicilan, Southern France and German Campaigns.  Jongewaard has been in the military service since June, 1942.

An enthusiastic amateur singer, he sang a solo during a short-wave Christmas radio broadcast to the United States that featured all Iowa men.

Jongewaard graduated from Grinnell College, Iowa, in 1936, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The soldier is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Neal Jongewaard, Sioux Center.

Source:  Sioux Center News, April 12, 1945 (photo included)