From the Archives

American Personnel

Sergeant Al


Sergeant Al Pulford was sent to Camp Algona after an injury washed him out of Officer's Candidate School. By the time he was able to continue his training, he was drafted. When he reached Algona in 1945, he had attained the rank of Sergeant.

Pulford had a variety of duties at the Officer's Club, headquarters, and POW/WOW (the camp newspaper). Pulford kept a detailed Esquire diary which offers an interesting look into social life at Camp Algona.