Woodbury County

Cpl. Robert Nyberg


Gen. Yamashita didn’t bat an eye when he surrendered at Bagnio, Luzon, to Gen. Wainwright and Gen. Percival, while a Sioux City boy guarded his sword and looked on.  Mrs. Sigmund Schreiber, 3211 Dodge avenue, has received an eyewitness account of the historical event from her brother, Cpl. Robert Nyberg, Manila, who was present as one of the 30 members of the guard of honor.  For his participation in the ceremonies, Cpl. Nyberg will receive a copy of the surrender orders carrying the official stamp and seal.  Before entering the service, Cpl. Nyberg was an employee of Swift & Co.  he is the son of Emil Nyberg, 2512 First street, a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroad engineer.  His description of the surrender is a thrilling one.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, September 28, 1945 (photo included)