From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Patterson, Juanita Buchanan Maddox

(born: August 3, 1918  -  died: July 10, 1981) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

January 28, 1943


Juanita Buchanan was living in Louisville, KY when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in Ancestry. She was born in Jackson County, KY, the daughter of Ella C. Lasly and Buford F. Buchanan. In 1930, the family lived in Frankfort, KY; Juanita's mother had remarried and she worked as a cook in a restaurant.

In 1943, Juanita Buchanan enlisted in the Army. She was married by 1944, then known as Juanita Buchanan Maddox. After her military service, Juanita returned to Kentucky. She had married again by 1950, when her name was Juanita Buchanan Patterson. She died in Columbia, KY in 1981 and is buried in Flatwoods Community Cemetery.

Source: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; Juanita Buchanan Patterson at Find A Grave; and "Columbia: Mrs. Juanita Patterson," The Courier-Journal, 7/13/1981, p. 4.

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NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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