Friday, June 12, 2015

Aloha to US Flag Day and the US Army's 240th Birthday

June 14 is the US Flag Day ... and the US Army's 240th birthday.   From the Army's website (link),

Two hundred forty years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries.

This year, we celebrate 240 years of selfless service to the nation. Selfless service is at the core of what it means to be a Soldier - putting the welfare of others ahead of oneself. The willingness of our Soldiers - to place themselves in harm's way and to protect our nation's freedoms - is what makes us the premier all-volunteer force. The Army has served proudly, faithfully, and selflessly for 240 years, and we remain steadfast in our commitment.

Historic Army aircraft on display
at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

In honor of the Army's birthday, I salute the Army veterans turned Romance writers from the RomVets (red highlight indicates website):

Elizabeth Ashtree, USA, 84-86, JAG
Lori Avocato, USAF, 76-80, Nurse
Connie Barbour, USA, 89-95, Military Police
Teresa Bodwell, USA, 74-77, Band
Mary Boozer, USA, 87-92, Criminal Investigations Division
Nancy Brandt, USA, 77-80, Electronic Intercept
Lorelie Brown, USA, 99-03, Administration
Stephanie Cardin, USA, 86-97, Military Police
Linda Carey, USA, 72-00, Nurse
Caro Carson, USA, 84-92, Military Police
Barbara T. Cerny, USA, 85-06, Signal Corps
Ann Chaney, US Army, 1973-74, 79-84, Military Intelligence
Tanya Cienfuegos, US Army, 03-07, Military Intelligence
Kim Cook,USA,75-78, 88-93, Supply, aerovac
Monica Corwin, USA, 05-12, Signals Intelligence Analyst
Tracey Cramer-Kelly, Army National Guard, medic
C.K. Crouch, USA, 74-78, Quartermaster
Sylvia Day, USA, 94-95, Russian Linguist
Delilah Devlin, USA, 78-03, Signal Corps
Fiona Druce, USA, 01-04, Army, 35N
Christina Freeburn, USA, 88-91, Legal Specialist
Jo Ann Ferguson, USA, 74-76, Quartermaster
Heather Harley, USA, 99-01, Legal Specialist
Nannette Hawkins, USA, 90-97, Communications
Kelli (Dippery) Heneghan, USA, 94-97, Nurse Corps
Loribelle Hunt, USA, 93-95, Military Police
Candace Irvin, USA/USN, 83-91, Surface ships
Dawn Jackson, USA, 87-91, Intelligence
Stephanie Jacobson, USMC, 93-98, Communications
Elle James, USA/USAF, 82-pres, MP, Transportation, Medical Services
Roxanne Kean, USA, 76-78, Communications
Shayla Kersten, USA, 80-84, Artillery
Pam Kinney, USA, 76, Administration
Latoya Lucas, USA, 99-04, Civil Engineering
Carrie Lower, USA, 91-95, Personnel
Annie Marshall, USA, 97-95, Military Police
Brigette McCoy, USA, 87-91, data telecommunication computer operator
Stacy McKitrick, USA, 76-81, Administration
Laura Mitchell, w/as Ellen Campbell, USA, 77-81, Medical Specialist, Clinical Specialist, Supply Specialist
Cherie Noel, USA, 98-02, Chemical Corps
Paige Prince, USA, 02-08, Cryptologist
Ella Quinn, USA, 75-80, 92-96, JAG
Taylor Reynolds, USA, 96-00, 02-03, Arabic linguist
Isis Rushdan, USA/USAF, 93-pres, Intelligence
Jessica Scott, USA 1995 - present, Signal Officer
Stephanie Shannon, USA, 87-98, Transportation Specialist
Christine Simpson, USA, 96-98, Cryptologist
Cara J. Smith, USA, 81-85, Transportation
Terry Spear, USAR, 77-99, Personnel
Charity Tahmaseb, USA, 88-93, Intelligence
Tyrenna Tolbert, USAR, 88-pres, Logistics
Sarah Tiller, USA, 90-pres, Nursing
Pamela Varnado, USA, 80-84, Telecommunications
Suzanne Voris, USA, 87-pres, Logistics
Susan Ann Wall, also w/a Ann Victor, USA, 94-99, Military Intelligence
Jeane Westin, USA, 51-57, Cryptologist
Sharon Wildwind, USA, 70’s, Nursing
Gail Yohe, USA, Pres, Physician

Sisters in Arms, we salute you!   What do you know about the Army?  Do you have any family members who served?  Do you have a favorite book, TV show, or movie about the Army?  My father served in the Army ... and he loved M*A*S*H. Comments are open through Saturday, June 20, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 21.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. don't know any who served

  2. My cousin was in the army and I became a fan of M*A*S*H through reruns.

  3. My father, uncle, and cousin all served in the army. MASH is definitely our favorite military tv show.

  4. A couple of my mother's Uncles served in the Army during WWII. My grandfather was in the Navy and his brother was a Marine. My father in law served in the Air Force for almost 25 years.

    And MASH was one of my favorite shows growing up.

  5. My father was in the Army in WWII. Mash was a favorite of mine.

  6. Yes friends

  7. My dad was in the army during World War II. I loved Mash.

  8. My dad served in the USN during WWII and my brother-in-law was a career USAF.

  9. My father served in the army during WWII. He was in New Guinea. I must say I'm a big fan of M*A*S*H* myself.

  10. I think seven members of my family served in the Army.

  11. I had an uncle who lost his life in WW2 plus several more uncles who have served the Army.

  12. My dad served in the Army in WW2 and 4 of his brothers also served during WW2. I loved the tv show Mash and the one with Dana ?

  13. Happy 240th birthday to the United States Army. To my fellow RomVets, I am proud to be in your great company.

  14. Not only did I serve, but my husband, my husband's brother served in the reserves, my sister was in ROTC in high school and my nephew is currently serving, a nephew and his wife both served on my husband's side and we have another nephew on that side that's in the army. GO ARMY!!!!!!!!

  15. My Mom's Birthday was June 14th - when she was a kid she thought the flags were for her! I love MASH too! I remember the show 'Combat' from when I was a kid - haven't seen anything about that one in years.

  16. Thank you to all of you who have served!
    I have many family members that have served. My current Sensei is a retired Army Ranger.
    I love all things military.

  17. I served as an Army medic from 1974 to 1986. I also have 2 cousins who are retired Navy and another cousin who served in the Army. My dad was Army Air Force in WWll as a tail gunner on a bomber. Fav tv show was MASH. Also liked China Beach. Fav movie was Green Berets.

  18. I served as an Army medic from 1974 to 1986. I also have 2 cousins who are retired Navy and another cousin who served in the Army. My dad was Army Air Force in WWll as a tail gunner on a bomber. Fav tv show was MASH. Also liked China Beach. Fav movie was Green Berets.

  19. Happy Birthday U S Army.....and thank you for your service from the bottom of my heart.