Woodbury County

Pfc. Daniel S. Sardeson



Pfc. Daniel S. Sardeson, 2119 First Street, and Pvt. Charles C. Wicklund, 9191/2 Fourth Street, have been awarded certificates personally signed by their commanding general, honoring them for fighting with the 29th infantry division from D-day to St. Lo. The honor is a personal salute from Maj. Gen. Charles H. Gerhardt to the officers and men who battered their way through flooded areas and the Normandy hedge-rows and stormed the key city of St. Lo in a campaign where the taking of every 500 yard was a major battle. The division known as the “Blue and Gray,” has had two unit citations and its members have been awarded 4,629 personal decorations since the outfit stormed the invasion beaches.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, unknown date of publication