Woodbury County

 

Sidney Earl Blackford

 

 

Sidney Earl Blackford was born July 29, 1919 to Guy Loren and Jennie Letitia Kinkaid Blackford. He died Mar. 19, 1970 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City, IA.

Petty Officer Blackford served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Houston (CA-30) and was captured by the Japanese after the sinking of his ship. He spent 22 months in prison camps.

Source: ancestry.com