Brigadier General Lillian Dunlap (Ret.) of San Antonio achieved milestones in the military and later continued to work diligently in the areas of nursing, government service, academic enrichment and local civic leadership.
A native Texan, she began her military career in 1942 with a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. During her 33-year career in the military, she received key assignments in all areas of nursing, including clinical, administration, education and research. General Dunlap received numerous military awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four battle stars and the Philippine Liberation Medal with one battle star.
Upon her retirement from active service in 1975, General Dunlap established the Retired Army Nurse Corps Association headquartered in San Antonio. She was also the founder and president of the Army Medical Department Museum Foundation.
General Dunlap served as a member of the Incarnate Word College Board of Trustees and served the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Fort Sam Houston and Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance.
In 1987, she became the first woman appointed to the Texas National Guard Armory Board, and she was awarded the 1998 Living Legacy Award by the Women's International Center.
General Dunlap died April 3, 2003.