Carmen Maria Lozano

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Carmen Maria Lozano was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received her primary and secondary education in San Juan.  In 1944, she graduated from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing.  Later that year she applied to become an Army nurse, she was only one of thirteen women selected.

She was sworn in and assigned to the General Hospital at Fort Brooke.  In 1945, she was assigned to the 359th Station Hospital at Fort Read, in Trinidad, West Indies.  While stationed in Trinidad she started taking correspondence courses from Louisiana State University.  She married Joseph in Trinidad.

After the war, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland putting her studies on hold for the net eighteen years giving birth to seven children. 

She completed her education at Northeastern University, as well as a certificate Diploma in Substance Abuse Counseling.  She worked for Brothers Health System for twenty years until her retirement in 1985. After retirement she moved to Florida for 23 years.  She died in 2015, from Alzheimer’s disease, she was 93.

What you may not know about Carmen is that she was one of the first Puerto Rican women to become a United States Army officer as a Second Lieutenant.

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Comments (18)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - wow that is almost surprising.  She was a lifelong learner too.

Aug 03, 2021 03:40 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Aug 03, 2021 04:41 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

She had an interesting life.

Make yourself an awesome day.

Aug 03, 2021 04:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... if Carmen had been born a few years later, no doubt in my mind she would have achieved even higher rank in the military.

Aug 03, 2021 04:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - she had many impressive achievements.  I am sure there are more that have gone unnoticed here but are quite significant to those who knew her.   

Aug 03, 2021 05:04 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Carmen took a few detours in her life but never stopped moving forward and contributing. Enjoy your day.

Aug 03, 2021 05:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

What a woman! Great achievements and I'd bet she would tell you that here 7 children brought her the most fulfilment James Dray .

Aug 03, 2021 05:37 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

She sounds like a very interesting and hard-working woman.  Thank you for always sharing these interesting people with us.

Aug 03, 2021 05:43 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

She sounded like an  amazing Nurse.  Thank you for your Military Service.  Make it the best Taco Tuesday, thanks again for your post.  Bill Salvatore

Aug 03, 2021 06:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, another great story, and love hearing a woman was FIRST for something!  

Aug 03, 2021 07:32 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! Then she is a trailblazer that we owe a debt to for sure.

Aug 03, 2021 08:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another first achiever among women, and another wonderful read for me this morning. A

Aug 03, 2021 08:25 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Good for Carmen on all her achievements James. Nice to learn about this woman and her service.

Aug 03, 2021 09:08 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Sounds like a truly great woman, and a life very well lived.

Aug 03, 2021 11:47 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - And her promotion to Second Lieutenant was well deserved!

Aug 03, 2021 12:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI James- what an accomplished woman!!!She is someone who made good use of her life. 

Aug 03, 2021 01:42 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

She certainly had a varied, and accomplished, life. Wonderful to hear of another first!

Aug 03, 2021 02:05 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Very fulfilling and interesting life!

Aug 04, 2021 05:57 AM