Those Who (Also) Served


Micaila “Mickey” Britto-Patten
Maxwell Library, 2rd. floor
Fall 2022


It’s something that often happens to Micaila “Mickey” Britto-Patten. She’s standing with other United States veterans, and she watches as people come up and thank the men in the group for their service, moving right past her as if she were invisible.

She adds that female service members have done their part in every war from the American Revolution on, but have not always been given the credit and respect for their sacrifices.

She adds that female service members have done their part in every war from the American Revolution on, but have not always been given the credit and respect for their sacrifices. “Women are now the fastest growing demographic in the military and as veterans,” she said. “It’s a matter of fact that women can serve, are serving and will continue to serve.”

Roseann Trionfi-Mazzuchelli: U.S. Army, E-6 Staff Sergeant; Army Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent, 1979-2000

Micaila “Mickey” Britto-Patten