Irene Barthelemy

RIP brave soldier and daughter of Arima. Irene Barthelemy was one of the 1st females earning the position of Colonel in the US army and first woman of color.

She has made strides in nursing in the US Army and served in the Vietnam war, and was based in Hong Kong, in Chile, and in Germany to name a few.

She was a Silver and Bronze Star awardee and a Purple Heart recipient.