Woodbury County

Clyde Robinson




Clyde Robinson, machinist’s mate first class, and his nephew, Robert Heath, seaman, first class, are pictured above in a town on a South Pacific island, a few days after they had accidentally run into each other. The two hadn’t met since they left Sioux City, about 22 months ago.

The time worn phrase, “It’s a small world,” is certainly a true one in the opinion of a Sioux City sailor, Seaman First Class Robert Heath, 519 Seventh street.

As he was walking down the street in a town on a South Pacific island not long ago, he happened to glance at a Seabee sleeping on a park bench.  The Seabee looked familiar, and on closer inspection, Seaman Heath discovered it was his uncle, Clyde Robinson, 1210 Iowa street, machinist’s mate first class.

The two Sioux Cityans hadn’t seen each other for 22 months, the last time being in Sioux City.  It was the first time he had entered service that Petty Officer Robinson had seen anyone he knew.

Seaman Heath, the son of Charles Heath, employed at Wincharger Corporation, was a Sioux City Journal carrier boy for five years, for years in Correctionville, Ia., and one year in Sioux City.

Petty Officer Robinson’s wife and three sons live at the Iowa street address.

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