Woodbury County

Cpl. Alford W. Thompson




11-Star Service Flag Is Displayed In Home Here
Represents Husband, 4 Brothers, 6 Brother-In-Law of Woman

An 11-star service flag, representing her husband, four brothers and six brothers-in-law, is displayed at the home of Mrs. Alford W. Thompson, 812 W. Fourth Street.

Cpl. Alford Thompson, her husband, who made the framed flag, recently was inducted into the army at Fort Snelling, Minn., and is now stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark.

Mrs. Thompson’s four brothers in service are T. Sgt. Charles Murphy, Pvt. Daniel Murphy, Pfc. Edward Murphy and Seaman Reginald Murphy, all sons of Mrs. D. G. Thompson, 808 W. Fourth Street, and the late Ray Murphy, former radio station announcer.

The six brothers-in-law of Mrs. Thompson, now in service, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Thompson, 1122 W. Sixth Street, are Seaman Second Class Howard G. Thompson, Cpl. Robert J Thompson, Pvt. William P. Thompson, Pvt. Patrick Thompson, Cpl. James B. Thompson, and Lieut. Donald G. Thompson.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 16, 1944