During World War II, she served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the Women's Army Corps. She was stationed in the European Theater at Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force Headquarters under General Eisenhower for the Battle of Normandy and was a typist during Operation Overlord.
She was the first non-commisioned American WAC to enter Paris, France. While in Paris, she married Floyd Willis Newcomb, Sr. on February 24, 1945.
Excerpted and edited from the obituary published in the Muscatine Journal , Mar 2, 2011