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In February of this year I began compiling a list of GFWC MAR military women I wanted to include in a Vietnam Veteran’s Day memorial ceremony to be held on March 29, 2014 at the beautiful new Veteran’s Memorial Site in Dover the capitol of Delaware.


I contacted presidents of all Delaware clubs, presidents of NY, NJ, and PA, and their state Public Issues Chairmen asking them to canvas their memberships for military women in our organization. As the names were forwarded to me I contacted every woman by email, telephone, mail, and some in all 3 ways if I was given their contact information. All GFWC members I contacted, some veterans and a few still active, were so appreciative of efforts to at long last honor them with recognition. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed talking to some of these amazing women! What exciting times they all have vivid memories of.


Age and distance deterred many from attending, and all I spoke with asked to be kept informed of the event and future happenings involving our veterans. I have attached my list and the information I was able to obtain. Next to the last, and 3rd from the last, you will see “Fisher House”, and “Home of the Brave.” These are two very active veteran sites in Delaware, and I have been very involved with both as I served in my GFWC DSFWC Public Issues/Veterans chairmanship for the past 6 years. I extended my invitation to attend the memorial ceremony to the women at these facilities, and was so pleased when four were able to attend in their uniforms. I will forward you a picture of Trish Rodriguez, myself, and the four young military members from Dover Air Force Base’s Fisher House.


Please contact me if you require any additional information. 

Justine Davis GFWC Middle Atlantic Region Public Issues/Veterans Chairman



                                    GFWC MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION WOMEN VETERANS                  



Major Kathy Chalmers                         USAF Nurse 20 years’ service in Philippines & Germany       DE 

                                                              20 S. Springfield Dr. Dover, DE 19901 


                                                              Rising Sun Community Club                                                                                                                                                 


Kelly Devine                                         USAF Load Master C5's   GFWC Guild                                DE 

                                                              Flies supplies to Mid East 



Lt. Col. Elizabeth A. Bray                  9 Wauwinet Ct. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971                             DE 

                                                                Lt. Col. USAFR 

                                                                 227-2191    703-560-1254 


                                                           Village Improvement Association Rehoboth DE 

                                                           Elizabeth Bray was unable to attend due to a health issue                           


Col. Sanju Bakare                               US Army Reserves                                                                 NY                            

                                                              Retired Army Surgeon Tours in Afghanistan & Local NY 

                                                              Hospitals    Somers Women's Club, Westchester County 

                                                              North of NY City 


Eileen Show                                       90 Smith St. Canajoharie, NY 13317 

                                                              USN WAVE 1948 to 59, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class              NY 



                                                           Korean War One of 1st 5 women assigned aboard a Navy 

                                                           ship in 1953    

                                                           Mohawk Valley Women's Club Canajoharie, NY 13317 


Linda Hudyncia                                 113 H Moyer Rd. Fort Plain, NY 13339                                     NY   



                                                             USAF NY Air National Guard                                                

                                                             Mohawk Women's Club Canajoharie, NY 13317 


Major Rita M. O'Brian                      P. O. Box 447 Palatine Bridge, NY 13428                                  NY                                              

                                                              USAF NY Air National Guard Flight nurse in Stratton 

                                                              Air National Guard. Served since 2003, flies wounded to 

                                                              USA or Germany for care. Served in Afghanistan & Qatar 

                                                              Mohawk Women's Club Canajoharie, NY 13317 


Barbara Christiansen                           227 Greenway Terrace, River Edge NJ 07661                          NJ 


                                                             US Marine WW2   95 yr. Old and still active in DSFWC         

                                                              GFWC DSFWC Women's Club of River's Edge 

                                                            When I called and talked to Barbara on the phone about her very 

                                                            interesting military career, she told me talking about it was like 

                                                            wonderful therapy for her. So interesting! 


Frances Rice                              Warm Health Village, 1175 Oakland Blvd., Blacksburg, VA 24060   NJ 


                                                      US Army 

                                                  Associate Member GFWC DSFWC Women's Club of River's Edge   


Margaret Mahoney                      189 Forest Ave. Apt. 115, Paramus NJ 07652                                   NJ 

                                                     US Air Force Reserve, 25 years                                                         

                                                     Women's Club of River Edge   


1st Lt. Rita Mulvey-Lane              210 5th Ave. Belmar, NJ                                                                    NJ    


                                                      Women’s Club of Belmar, NJ                                                            


Delia Ward                                   1 Walls Court, Forked River, NJ 08731                                             NJ 


                                                     Women’s Club of Lacey NJ                                                                 


Mary Egolf                                   Nursing Home Resident                                                                    NJ 

                                                     Women’s Club of Lacey NJ                                                                 


1st Lt. Patricia Meyn                   71 Mayfair Ave. Floral Park, NY 11001                                             NY 


                                                    US Army nurse in Japan during Vietnam Conflict 


                                                    Accompanied by: 

                                                    Husband   Alfred Meyn   Served between Navy Veteran Korean & 

                                                    Vietnam conflicts  US Navy Veteran 

                                                    Patricia Meyn was unable to attend due to a family crisis 


Cheryl Uylaki                            USAF Active at Dover Air Force Base. Contact for DAFB              DE 

                                                   Fisher House 

                                               677-6660  or military ph. 363 2523 


 Jessica Finan                            Director of Home of the Brave                                                             DE 

                                                  6632 Sharps Rd. Milford, DE 19963 

                                             424 1681    


 1st Lt. Grace Ryall                   156 East Cedar St.  Livingston, NJ                                                        NJ 

                                                  US Army nurse in WWII   91 yrs. old 


                                                  Sister: Irene Cash