Woodbury County


Ralph William Kruck




M. Sgt. Harold M. Kruck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Kruck, 1122 12th street, has been reported missing in action in Belgium since January 7, according to word received by his parents from the War Department.

Sgt. Kruck, who has been in service for three years, took his basic training at Fort Ord, Cal., and was then transferred to Fort Benning, Ga., where he trained as a paratrooper.  He had been overseas since November 7, 1944.

Two brothers are also in service on duty in the South Pacific area: Ralph William, a petty officer first class; and Donald L., a pharmacist’s mate second class.

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