Marshall County

Capt. Phyllis L. Propp



An Iowan, Capt. Phyllis L. Propp of Marshalltown, is the first woman to wear insignia of the Judge Advocate General's branch. She replaced a man as Post Judge Advocate at Fort Des Moines last Feb. 28. She is legal adviser to the commanding officer, reviews court martial cases, board proceedings and claims concerning army personnel and handles other legal problems. A law graduate of S.U.I, she formerly practiced in Mason City and Omaha.

Source: The Des Moines Register, August 27, 1944 (photo included)

Capt. Phyllis L. Propp, who heads the campaign for the women's army corps at Des Moines, and Mrs. A.C. Hutchens, a co-chairman for the south side, discuss their plans for their part in the coming drive.

Source: The Des Moines Register, October 8, 1944 (photo included)