Palo Alto County

Lt. Roy E. Johnston





Our Neighbors in the Services.

Emmetsburg, IowaRoy E. Johnston, 46, superintendent of schools of Palo Alto County, was assigned as a first lieutenant to the artillery officer’s antiaircraft replacement pool, at Camp Wallace, Texas, on April 21. When he was inducted it made Palo Alto County’s first father and son combination in active service. Bruce Johnston, 21, a senior at Simpson College, enlisted last year in the air corps and now is a flying cadet at East Lansing, Mich. Lieut. Johnston is a veteran of the First World War, in which he served 13 months as an enlisted man before receiving his commission in the field artillery. He served 12 months as an officer.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 27, 1943