Iolan’s service stayed secret


Local News

September 13, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Iolan Wauneta Seibert receives a pin and other tokens of gratitude from the LaHarpe Veterans of Foreign Wars and other groups in recognition of her service as a codebreaker with the U.S. Navy during World War II. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

For years, Wauneta Seibert’s family had no idea what she did during World War II.

There was a reason for that.

Steeped in secrecy, Seibert was with the Naval intelligence effort during the height of the war, from 1942 to 1945, working as a codebreaker in an underground bunker in Washington, D.C.

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