Woodbury County

Pfc. William E. Palmer

Sioux City Soldier Stars in European Swimming Meet

Pfc. William E. Palmer of Sioux City, with the Seventh Army, placed second in the 400-meter breast stroke trail as the European theater of operations championship got under way in the soldier’s field pool Saturday at Nuernberg, Germany.

More than 290 athletes among the armed forces best in the theater, completed in the meet. They had won regional elimination tournaments for the right to participate in the grand finale.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 30, 1945