Arkansas
Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

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Arkansas
Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

Lieutenant Colonel Mary Virginia Erdman | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Lieutenant Colonel Mary Virginia Erdman

Lieutenant Colonel Erdman, Hot Springs Village, U.S. Army Reserves, Desert Storm. Awards include two Army Commendation Medals, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal. Erdman has been very active in several veteran’s service organizations, and was the Commander of the Arkansas State American Legion Department from 2012 to 2013.

Lt. Colonel Erdman is a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Officers Association of America  and the legion and VFW auxiliary. She is also an active member of Honor Guard, American Association of University Women and a charter member of the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Lt. Colonel Erdman  is the first female in Arkansas to be elected American Legion National Executive Committeeman.   She has also served as the VFW and Legion District Adjunct and Post Adjunct.  She has also served as a member of Congressman French Hill’s Veterans Advisory Council, VFW Children and Youth Chairman, volunteer Disabled American Veterans Van Driver, VA volunteer and she regularly bakes and helps serve meals at Saint Francis House (a transition house for Veterans without homes) in Little Rock. Lt. Colonel Erdman’s past positions include American Legion Alternate NEC, Arkansas American Legion State Commander 2012 to 2013, State Vice Commander, Legion District Commander, Post Commander, Military Officers Association of America Chapter Vice President and Vice President of the Arkansas Veterans Coalition, and served in several  officer positions at the post and district-level. Lt. Colonel has or is serving on the following committees, Arkansas Senator Jan English's task force for Veterans Home, Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Home Management Committee, former Congressman Tim Griffin Veterans Advisory Council, Hot Springs Veterans Memorial Board, and several American Legion State and National Committees. She is also listed in “who's-who nursing”, “who's-who in women Executives”, Veterans History Project Washington DC, inducted into Sigma Theta Tau  International Nursing Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She was also awarded woman of the year in 2014 by Arkansas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 

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