Woodbury County

Cpl. Joe L. Beedle




Promotion of Joe L. Beedle, whose wife lives at 310 S. Martha street, from private first class to corporal recently was announced by the service group to which he is assigned. This group is part of the United States troop carrier forces headed by Maj. Gen. Paul L. Williams. After specialized military training at the University of South Dakota, Cpl. Beedle was assigned to overseas duty. At present he is an administrative clerk in the headquarters squadron of his group with supplies, maintains and repairs a fleet of C-47 troop carrier planes and gliders.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 3, 1945


Cpl. Joe L. Beedle, whose wife and daughter live at 310 Martha Street, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his service as a part of a troop carrier force which helped to salvage and reclaim the gliders used in the First allied airborne army’s invasion of The Netherlands. He also has battle participation credit for the campaign in Germany. He has returned from Holland to his home base in England. His mother, Mrs. Hulda J. Beedle, lives at 2029 S. Patterson Street. He was employed by the Fairmont Creamery before entering service. He has been overseas for 14 months.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 27, 1945