Wounded Warrior - Veteran Outreach Principal
We are proud to announce Captain (ret) Anna King has volunteered to lead our Wounded Warrior and Veterans outreach programs. Anna enlisted in the Army on Oct 2001, and graduated from Edinboro University with a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She was commissioned on December 2004 as an Air Defense Officer. Her first duty station was in Killeen at Fort Hood where she later was transferred to a Support Battalion and deployed with the First Cav in 2006. Assigned as the XO for a fuel and water platoon she was stationed at Taji, Iraq with a unit of 80 soldiers. Her assignment included being Convoy Commander, running supplies between Balad and Baghdad. She also was responsible for training and securing Iraqi Police forces, working alongside the Iraqi Army and police running many joint missions. Her unit was also responsible for emergency recovery of downed aircraft for both US and Allied forces.
Anna was later transferred to Forward Support Troop as XO which allowed her to pass a milestone in her career by being the first female officer to ever be assigned to a line unit. But on May 26, 2007, her unit was unexpectedly hit my mortar fire where Anna's wrist was broken, dislocated her jaw and received a head injury. Anna was hospitalized for a total of 19 months as a result of her injuries. She was awarded the Purple Heart Medal at Fort Hood in December 2007 and was later medevac'd to BAMC in San Antonio for further hospitalization. Anna joined Alamo Chapter 1836 in February 2008 and the Chapter feels very lucky to have Anna King as part of our growing membership. Senior members have already identified her as an active member not only by her attitude but by her attendance at membership meetings, functions and participation in Chapter business.