Monuments Committee

Nancy Russell, Committee Chair
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Nancy Russell

Nancy Russell served in the United States Army for 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In her military career, LTC Russell was first a member of the Women’s Army Corps, until it’s integration in 1978 when she became a member of the Adjutant General’s Corps. During her twenty year service, she commanded two companies and a battalion. She is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. She was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service medal with two oak leaf clusters. Nancy founded the San Antonio Chapter in 1993 and was elected National President three times, in 1994, 1995-1996, and 2003. Nancy Russell has been a lifetime LGBT activist, having served as a Democratic party precinct Chair and as a delegate to Democratic Conventions, founding the Stonewall Democratic Club of San Antonio and serving as Vice President of the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus, as well as serving on the Texas Democratic Executive Committee. She is currently on the advisory committee of the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce, of which she was a founding member. Nancy runs her own real estate business, Rainbow R.E.Group where over 90% of her business is “family”.