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Monday, August 8, 2016

The Story of Cpl Helen Denton ....D-Day

Great story and History making the rounds again.  Well worth the read. 

Helen Denton, 91, keeper of the world’s biggest secret, laid to rest on Pearl Harbor
Day 2013

The woman who typed General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s final orders authorizing the June 6, 1944 D-Day Normandy invasion in World War II died Dec. 3 in Fayetteville.

Helen Kogel Denton, 91, who kept that secret even from her husband of nearly four decades, was buried in the Jonesboro City Cemetery on Dec. 7, 2013, Pearl Harbor Day.

The short obituary said this: “She retired from Delta Air Lines where she was a secretary in the Maintenance Department. She was preceded in death by her husband Noel Denton and her son Jon Denton. She is survived by numerous extended family members and many loving friends. She was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3650. She also served for many years as a volunteer for the American Red Cross.”

The Citizen’s sister publication, Fayette Woman, in October 2005 featured the story of this remarkable woman, who knew how to keep a secret — for a time, the biggest secret in the world.
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