Polk County

Cpl. William G. Peterson




A Sioux Cityan and two other men from this territory are shown in a group of Iowa airmen, somewhere in England, who recently were awarded the Army’s good conduct medal for exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity.  From left to right the men are:  Sergeant Lyle W. Rydstrom, Alta; Staff Sergeant Milton C. Barnett, Guthrie Center; Corporal Gerald K. Beaman, Spencer; Technical Sergeant Earle L. Peterson, Panora; Staff Sergeant Frank E. Monaghan, Percival; Staff Sergeant Vernon D. Grubb, Sioux City; and Corporal William G. Peterson, Des Moines.  They are members of a photographic reconnaissance and mapping group.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, October 13, 1943 (photo included)