MOUNT VERNON — Not all war heroes are made on the battlefield. Some rise up from humbler surroundings.

Longtime Grant County resident Margot Chinnock Heiniger’s contribution to America’s victory in World War II began at her family’s kitchen table when she was growing up in Glencoe, Illinois.

Spreading the word

Editor’s note: Margot Chinnock Heiniger, the inspiration for this story, died on June 9, 2022, a little over two weeks after being interviewed by the Blue Mountain Eagle.

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