23 June 1944
Grace enlisted in the Army immediately after her college graduation. She tested higher than anyone had ever scored in the entry examinations. Since she had such stellar scores, she was able to choose her assignment. Naturally, she chose to be stationed where she would work in the control tower, so that she could meet all of the pilots! Her supervisor was so strict/mean that after a few days she asked to be transferred. She was asked what she wanted to do. Her response: I just want to play the organ.
That is how Grace Ulrich ended up being assigned as the Chaplin's Assistant. And...she did play the organ throughout the war!