Woodbury County

Pvt. Jack E. Stronks




Private Jack Stronks, midyear Central High School graduate and former announcer for a radio station here under the name John Edwards, is now stationed in an armored infantry regiment at North Camp Polk, Louisiana.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 2, 1943

Pvt. Stronks Listed Missing

Graduate of Central High School Lost in France

Pvt. Jack Stronks, son of Bernard Stronks, 701 Pierce Street, has been reported missing in action.

Pvt. Stronks was in the armored infantry, and trained at Camp Polk, La., in Texas and at Fort Meade, Md., before going overseas to Wales, and then to France. He is 19 and a graduate of Central High School in the class of 1943.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 11, 1944

Purple Heart Posthumously To S.C. Soldier

The Purple Heart has been awarded Pvt. Jack E. Stronks posthumously according to word received from the war department by his father, Bernard Stronks, 701 Pierce Street.

Pvt. Stronks was a Central High School graduate who entered the service March 19, 1943 and who was killed in action in France July 23, 1944. Between the time he graduated from high school, January 1943, until he entered the service, he was the announcer known as John Edwards at KTRI.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 8, 1945