United States Army
Helen Fumo of Manor, Texas, has served her country, community and family all of her life. The 91-year-old enlisted in the Woman's Army Corps (WAC) in 1943. She receivied training in Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina, before taking an overcrowded troop ship from Stockton, Calif., to the Philippines and finally to her permanent station in New Guinea. Helen worked in the mess hall and any place else she was needed until she was honorably discharged on Nov. 5, 1945. Helen volunteered at St. May's Church in Norwalk, Conn., as a Sunday school teacher while her daughters were growing up. She was also a member of the Catholic Women's Club bowling team of Norwalk and of her local VFW. Her greatest service was as her role as babysitter to her four grandchildren.