Plymouth County

Sgt. Jay D. Robertson




Akron, Ia.—Sgt. Jay D. Robertson, who served four years in the Army and earned 106 points, has been given an honorably discharge. He was a member of the 34th division.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, July 24, 1945

Jay Robertson was the son of John and Ruth Robertson, who farmed northeast of Akron, Iowa.  Originally with the National Guard in Company K, he fought in World War II in North Africa and was captured by the Germans during the Tunisia battle.  He escaped from an Axis prison ship in the harbor of Brizerte.  His unit fought up the boot of Italy, where Robertson earned several citations.  Surviving the war, he returned to Plymouth County and married Opal Sommervold.

Bio & photo courtesy, Tim Tone, family researcher