Woodbury County

Cpl. Elrod R. Owings



Cpl. Elrod R. Owings, son of Cecil M. Owings, 4501 Polk Street, has been awarded the bronze star for “meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against the Japanese at Baler Bay, Philippine Island, on February 12.” He is a member of the reconnaissance troop which has been in continuous combat along with other Sixth division units longer than any other division on Luzon. Before going to the Philippines, Cpl. Owings was stationed in New Guinea where he participated in the Sansapor and Maffin bay campaigns.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 28, 1945