|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 2012|
An Army Daughter, a Colonel in the United States Army. She will be long-remembered for her patriotic service, friendship and devotion to duty.
Born to (then) LT Charles H and Isabelle(Walker) Swartz, (Later, Gen Swartz) on October 10, 1922, at Fort Lewis. As an Army Brat she lived in Hawaii, Utah, Texas, Missouri, Washington Dc, California, Oklahoma. She graduated from Southern Methodist University, Tx.
She received her commission in 1955 at Fort Lewis. She retired in 1975 at Fort Lewis. Her career took her to many Army Posts in AL,NJ, NY, Michigan, Texas, WA DC, The Presido in SF, Mchord AFB, and Okinawa.
Col Swartz designed the Unit Insignia for the US Army Women's Corps School.
Her Military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters and the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
Jo served on many boards and volunteered countless hours helping people especially Veterans.
Jo was instrumental in getting the Meriwether Lewis statue on Fort Lewis.
Jo and her mother joined Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Ball Chapter in 1989. She served as Regent, for which she was named 2002 Wa State Outstanding Regent. She also served as vice regent. Among her other committees she was State Vice Chairman for Women in Military Service and State National Defense Chairman.
Jo was President fo the Frank McCleary Scholarship Corp.
Jo was a much sought after member of The DAR Speaker's Staff.
In the following years after her retirement, Jo also served on the Red Cross Board, Fort Lewis Museum Board. She was Commander, Regional Commander and National Staff Officer Of The Puget Sound Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW). She received The Patrick Henry award, The Order's Award of Outstanding Service and an Award of Merit.
Col Jo was the first baby girl born at Camp Lewis.
Charles H Swartz (1896 - 1973)
Isabelle Walker Swartz (1895 - 1996)
New Tacoma Cemetery
Created by: Robin Barnes
Record added: Oct 24, 2012
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