Pottawattamie County

Capt. Helen C. Grote




The six Iowa WAAC officer candidates who will be graduated and get their gold bars in ceremonies at Fort Des Moines Saturday got together to discuss their hopes for the future. From left to right are: Irene O. Galloway of Templeton; Ruth Elizabeth Woods of Des Moines; Helen C. Grote of Neola; Mrs. Kola Snyder of Council Bluffs; Elizabeth Louise Flanagan of Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Marcella Miller McCue of Greely. Officer course is being completed by 243 women.

Source: DesMoines Tribune, September 11, 1942 (photo included)

Military authorities at Las Vegas, N.M., are in a serious dilemma. Capt. Helen Grote, commander of the WAC detachment at the army air field, married Lt. Charles Sheehan, a pilot. The problem is whether the couple should be called Capt. and Mrs. Sheehan or what?

Source: Council Bluffs Nonpareil, August 11, 1944