The Fayette County Public Library is pleased to present local author Helen Denton on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. to talk about and sign her new memoir, “World War II WAC.” The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.
In 1942, young Helen Kogel got tired of watching the young men go off to serve their country, and decided to join them, enlisting in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). After serving stateside for a couple of years as a recruiter and as secretary to the post commander, she found herself in England, serving under Gen. Eisenhower. In 1944, Helen spent many days in a closed room, typing up the orders for Operation Overlord: the D-Day invasion of Normandy. For 50 years, she never told anyone – not even her husband Noel Denton (whom she met on Utah Beach) – about the significant role she played in the outcome of the war. Now, she tells all about it in a new nonfiction account titled “World War II WAC,” a collaboration with Robert O. Babcock. Visit the library on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m., and hear Fayette County resident Helen Kogel Denton talk about her top-secret assignment and other remarkable wartime experiences. The author will sell and sign copies of “World War II WAC” after her talk. The book is priced at $20, and a portion of the proceeds from copies sold that day will benefit the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.
The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville, at the southwest corner of Highways 85 and 54. For additional information, please contact the library at 770-461-8841.