Sioux County

Bernard Krommendyk





Ireton, Ia.—Bernard Krommendyk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krommendyk, received the purple heart for services in the Army as a paratrooper.  In December, 1942, he left for England.  On D-day he flew to France and landed with the 101st airborne troops.  He remained hidden from the Germans for four days before he was taken captive and placed in a German prison camp.  He was liberated April 28, 1945, by the 10th armored division and flown to France from where he came to the United States.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, May 23, 1946