Denton, Helen Kogel, T/5

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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Women's Army Corps-Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 405, Supreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Technician Fifth Grade

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Denton, Helen Kogel, T/5.
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Fayetteville, GA

Date of Passing
Dec 03, 2013
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US European Command Army Recruiter Honorably Discharged WW II Women's Army Corps

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Women's Army Corps Veterans' AssociationPost 3650, Riverdale Post
  2013, Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association
  2013, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3650, Riverdale Post (Member) (Riverdale, Georgia) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corp. Helen Kogel, a 23-year-old from South Dakota, had just become a part of history. She had typed the complete battle plans for the invasion of the Normandy Coast and the liberation of Europe — Operation Overload, D-Day. And she was unable to confide in anyone.

She knew the number of ships, aircraft and men, what units would be deployed, where each army involved would land. She knew ship movements, people movements. Where planes would drop bombs. She knew that the 101st Airborne – where two hometown friends served – would go in first to cut railroad lines, blow up bridges, and seize landing strips. She knew everything except the date it would begin. But she guessed it would be soon. And she could not discuss with it with anyone, in fact, she was told to forget what she had typed.
Other Comments:
Recipient of the DAR Community Service Award,
The Clara Barton Award of Meritorious Service,
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-violent Social Change Award.
A letter from President Bill Clinton congratulates her on being nominated for the Golden Rule Award for community service.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army Service ForcesSupreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
  1943-1945, 405, Army Service Forces
  1943-1945, 405, Supreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
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