Woodbury County

Sgt Vernon K. McKnight




Sioux Cityan in Italy Awarded Purple Heart

Award of the Purple Heart medal for wounds received in the fighting in Italy has been made to Sergeant Vernon K. McKnight, son of Mrs. Lillian McKnight.

Sergeant McKnight was wounded January 3, but after two months in the hospital he was able to return to his battery in the field artillery. He left here in February, 1941, with the National Guard group and had been stationed in Ireland before taking part in the African and Italian campaigns.

Mrs. McKnight now resides in San Francisco, Cal., but lived here at 1903 1/2 So. Patterson Street before moving a few years Ago.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, April 5, 1944