Geraldine served over 25 years in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves. In Operation Desert Storm, she served as a nurse with a Combat Support Hospital in Saudi Arabia. She also served as the officer in charge of the Emergency Section of the 399th Combat Support Hospital in Mosul, Iraq and the Anbar Province of Iraq.
Geraldine received several Army Commendation Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal. She also received the Combat Action Badge as her hospital was frequently mortared in Mosul. Deenie retired from the Army Reserves in 2010 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Geraldine was nominated by her husband, Robert who said: "I know of her patriotism and dedication to duty, as our service in Iraq is how we met. She was my superior officer in Iraq. Now, as my wife, she's still my superior officer."
Thanks to Lt. Col. Laskey, for her bravery and service to our great country.