Woodbury County

Pfc. Sanford K. Brown





Pfc. Sanford K. Brown, who, soon after landing on the Philippines made friends with citizens of his locality, studying their language ande customs, has been placed in charge of the Filipino laborers who have been hired to work for his organization. In two months he made such progress that his talents as a G. I. emissary has been given recognition in this responsible job. He also was promoted to private first class recently. 

Inducted in February, 1943, Pfc. Brown took his basic training at Camp Callan, Cal., learning the job of machine gunner. In July, he left the States and traveled to New Guinea by way of Australia.  In October, he joined his present unit, the 237th A. A. A. searchlight battalion, serving successively as cook, baker, and now as foreman. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Brown, Lakeport Road, and has a brother, Sgt. Lloyd Brown, in the Aleutians anti-aircraft defense.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 2, 1945

Pfc. Sanford K. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Brown, Lakeport road, and Sgt. Richard Fisher, whose parents and wife live in Sioux City, recently met in the Philippines after not having seen each other for three years. They are cousins and had worked in competing business establishments prior to entering service. Pfc. Brown is a cook and baker with antiaircraft artillery searching battalion and Sgt. Fisher is a mechanic assigned to servicing navy Corsairs which the marine fliers use. Both men have been overseas for approximately a year and a half.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 28, 1945