Kossuth County

Dick Sjogren




Word comes from North Africa that two Algona boys who have been neighbors in Algona all of their lives, living just across the street from each other, are now neighbors in Africa, where both are serving with our Armed forces. They boys are James Esser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Esser, and Dick Sjogren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Sjogren. The boys came together unexpectedly, neither of them knowing the other was in Africa.

Source: Algona Upper-Des Moines, June 10, 1943