Juanita Warman (AP Photo)
Warman, 55, of Havre De Grace, Md., was a military physician assistant with two daughters and six grandchildren.
She came from a military family, said her half-sister, Kristina Rightweiser. Their father, who died in 2007, was a "career military man," Rightweiser served in the Air Force, and Rightweiser's brother is in the Coast Guard. The two women didn't grow up together, but reconnected after their father's death, Rightweiser said.
Warman "loved the Army and loved her family very much," Rightweiser said in a message sent through Facebook.
Warman volunteered with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, a reintegration program for Maryland National Guard soldiers returning from deployment overseas, according to Guard officials. She provided mental health counseling and helped develop a program about the myths and realities of post-traumatic stress disorder.
"She was an all-around nice person as well as a very competent professional," said Col. Sean Lee, a Maryland National Guard chaplain who worked with Warman. "We're all going to miss her quite a lot."
Lt. Col. Charles Kohler, a spokesman for the Maryland Guard, said Warman was at Fort Hood preparing for deployment to Iraq.
Warman had worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Maryland.
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