Sioux County History: WWII Veterans

Northwestern College Archives

 Photograph courtesy of James Schaap.

There are many different and varied stories to be uncovered in your historical exploration of local involvement in World War II. This guide will direct you to the various resources available to you at Northwestern College.

Ralph Mouw: Journey to the Greater Reich

Captain Ralph Mouw

Ralph Mouw (1919-2009) spent a little over two years in training in the United States and was commissioned as an Artillery Officer. In 1942, he deployed to England to prepare for the D-day invasion. Mouw came ashore on Utah Beach, Normandy, France, and spent 140 straight days in combat status.