Floyd County

Pfc. Gladys Ponto Howlett



Charles City Briefs

Pvt. Gladys Ponto who recently enlisted in the air-Wac, left Tuesday noon for Des Moines. From there she will report to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., for 5 weeks of basic training. Gladys has a brother, Harold, who is serving with the armed forces in Italy.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, IA - January 13, 1944

Charles City -- Mr. and Mrs. John H. Ponto announce the marriage of their daughter, Wac Pfc Gladys Ponto to Cpl. Donovan Howlett, Sioux Falls, S.D., which took place March 10 in the Chapel of the Sunset, Spokane, Wash. The groom is stationed there in a guard squadron.

Source: The Courier, Waterloo, IA - April 5, 1945

Charles City - Pfc. Gladys Ponto Howlett who is on duty in the base guard section of Spokane air technical service command, Spokane, Wash., is in addition to her regular duties scribe for the camp's newspaper, "Wings". She is the daughter of John H. Ponto, Charles City, and entered the war Dec 14, 1943. A brother, Harold is also a private first class in the army.

Source: The Courier, Waterloo, IA - May 30, 1945