Juanita Warman and her husband, Phil, were very good friends of Barbara and George. In this, our 4th of 6 videos wrapped around the Memorial Day Holiday, we remember and honor her service. This video shares a bit of their friendship while remembering and missing her today.
Nov. 5, 2009: Lt. Col. Juanita Warman was killed in the Fort Hood Massacre, one of 13, with 30 wounded. In a terrible twist of fate, she was not killed by enemy fire, but at the hands of a fellow soldier. Especially sad was the fact that she was to leave for Iraq. Her mission: to help soldiers adjust to the psychological effects of war before returning home.
Her last Facebook post, according to her family, was:
The display at the Havre de Grace History MuZeum in Bahoukas Antique Mall is a beautiful reminder of a good friend and an excellent soldier. It includes her uniform, newspaper articles about the tragedy at Fort Hood, an American Flag that flew above the Capitol Building (this one not for Juanita, but certified as flown above the Capitol), some of her equipment, and a photograph.
Her husband, Philip Warman, passed away on June 25, 2021.
Legacy of Lt. Col. Juanita Warman
We’ve learned that since Juanita’s death, the Madigan Army Medical Center Nursing Conference has been named in her honor and completed its 14th year in March 2023. Her mission continues.
Let us take a moment to remember all veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
The final two videos wrapped around our Memorial Day Observance will focus on the Civil War and the Assassination of Lincoln.
Two Resources for this post:
An Article from the Arlington National Cemetery website