May 3, 2022

Women Veterans Mother and Daughter Duo Co-Author Book - Lita & Jean - Memoirs of Two Generations of Military Women

Women Veterans Mother and Daughter Duo Co-Author Book -  Lita & Jean - Memoirs of Two Generations of Military Women

Meet two inspiring women veterans who co-authored a book on their shared experiences while in the Army.  Learn more about their military service and how they overcame challenges as  active duty military  and as veterans.

Lita  Tomas

A stay-at-home mom turned tank mechanic, turned Global Logistics Officer. Major Lita Tomas enlisted in the US Army in 1977; the first-year women were permitted to train as part of the regular US Army. With a master’s degree in recreational therapy, time served in the Illinois Army National Guard, Air Forces Reserves, Army Reserves, Regular Army, both the Army and Air Force Reserves, and a lifetime of experience fighting for injustice, Lita is the one you want in your corner. She has taken on everyone from the Catholic church to Congress. 

Jean Marie McNamara

In a town outside of Chicago, Jean Marie enlisted in the Army as an E-1 and served for six years in the Illinois Army National Guard. As a combat medic, she has removed ticks from Privates and Generals, and the privates of some generally embarrassed soldiers. She received her commission through OCS and earned the Gold GAFPB while attending COBC.  Unfortunately, a training injury ended Jean’s military and civilian careers.   


https://www.litaandjean.com/

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