Decatur County

Lt. Helen M. Reed



70 Pct. Of Iowa WACs From Fighting Families

A survey of approximately 70 per cent of the total Iowa WAC enlistment reveals its close integration with the war effort through service of members overseas and in this county, and through other members of their families.


There are four members of the Reed family of Pleasanton serving their country.  Second Lieut. Helen M. Reed left school teaching to become a WAC. One brother is with the marines overseas; another is stationed in this country; and a third received the Order of the Purple Heart for wounds in Tunisia.

Source: Des Moines Register, December 5, 1943