Scott County

Pvt. (Mrs.) Wilma A. Koontz



LEAVE FOR TRAINING -- The four young women will leave tonight for Des Moines to start basic training with the WACS. They are: Back row, left to right, Hope Harper, Wilton, Ia. and Miss Lucille Wagner, River View terrace, Bettendorf.

Front row, left to right, Patricia Ripperton, 2510 Oak street, Bettendorf and Mrs. Wilma Koontz, 505 West Sixth street, Davenport. Miss Harper and Miss Ripperton are entering the army air corps upon completion of their basic training and Miss Wagner will got to Lexington, Va., for special training in rehabilitation work.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport IA - August 22, 1944 (group photo included)

Pvt. Wilma A. Koontz of the Women's Army Corps and her son, Pfc. Paul J. Koontz are both spending furloughs at home, while a sister of Pfc. Koontz, Miss La Von Koontz, is engaged in training as a cadet nurse at St. Luke's hospital.

They are the wife and children of Leo J. Koontz, 817 West Seventeenth street. A second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Koontz, Mary Beth, is employed in the petroleum division of the department of the interior in Washington, D.C

Pvt. Kootz was formerly employed with the Purcell Printing Co. and is now stationed in the transportation division at the Boston, Mass. army base.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport IA - March 19, 1945 (photo included)