Black Hawk County

Nola J. Heldt


With the departure Tuesday of Miss Nola J. Heldt, 22, for active duty with the Waves at Hunter college in New York, four members of the Heldt family will have donned the navy blues of service with the United States navy, both here and overseas.

Miss Heldt, the daughter of Mrs. H.B. Brooks, 510 Fowler street, was a 1940 graduate of East high school and has since been employed at the Rath Packing company. She has a sister and two brothers already in the service. Lula Heldt, yeoman third class, returned Thursday to the naval air station at Bunker Hill, Ind., after spending a seven day leave here. Lee Heldt, torpedo man first class, is now home on a 30 day leave, and Arlo Heldt, boatswain's mate first class, is stationed somewhere in the southwest Pacific.

Source: The Courier, Waterloo, IA - October 31, 1943 (photo included)

Nola Heldt, specialist Q second class in the Waves, is attached to a communications center. in the Hawaiian islands and has a total of 24 points toward a discharge, according to word received by her mother, Mrs. Jennie Heldt and sister, Hazel, all of 221 Fremont street. Her sister, Lula, received a medical discharge from the Waves two months ago and is now living at Pomona, Cal. Two sons of Mrs. Heldt are also in the navy. They are Chief Torpedoman Lee, assigned to a ship now being built in Washington, and Arlo, boatswain's mate first class, Guam.

Source: The Courier, Waterloo, IA - Septemeber 3, 1945