Cobb Veterans Memorial - Cobb County Georgia

Donna Rowe


CPT, Army Nurse Corps
President & CEO


  • Entered the US Army in 1964 through the Student Nurse Corps Program (ROTC)
    • Commissioned a 2nd Lt. in February 1966
    • Basic Training: Fort Sam Houston, Texas
    • Assignments:
      • Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
      • Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, N.C.
      • DeWitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA with attachment to
        Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C.
      • Vietnam: 3rd Field Hospital, Saigon (Head Nurse, Emergency Room/Triage Area), 1968-1969
    • Promoted to Captain June 1968
    • Decorations: Vietnam Service Ribbon and the Army Commendation Metal
    • Honorable Discharge June 1969
    • 1st WOMAN Inductee – GA Military Veterans “HALL OF FAME” – Nov. 2016


  • Widow of Col (Ret.) Al Rowe, (Married in April 1967)
  • Mother of a son, Richard and a step-son, John
  • Red Cross Nurse 1969-1999 (Served at Womack Army Hospital, DeWitt Army Hospital and South Eastern Disaster Response Center)
  • R.N. Volunteer: GA Homeland Security, GA Nurse Alert System (2001-2009)
  • Profession: Real Estate Broker (1983-2016) Presently with Coldwell Banker
    • 1994 – 2001 Vice President, Buckhead Brokers REALTORS
    • 1994 President Cobb County Assoc. of REALTORS
    • 1989, 1992, 1997 REALTOR of the YEAR (Cobb)
    • 2009 Cobb Association of REALTORS President’s Award
  • Member, First United Methodist Church, Marietta


Donna has served her community in many organizations including: Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, CASA (Abused Children), GA Regional Transportation Authority, Atlanta Regional Commission (Environmental Collaborative), Fannie Mae (Executive Board), Cobb County Development Authority, various schools’ PTSA, GA Vietnam Veterans Alliance (Director), Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (President 2003), Cobb Assoc. of REALTORS (President 1994), GA Assoc. of REALTORS and the National Assoc. of REALTORS. Donna is featured in “The Kathleen Story” segment of the World Film Festival’s award winning Vietnam War documentary film, In The Shadow of The Blade, which was released on Veterans Day and continues to be shown on the “Military Channel” and the “Discovery Channel”. “The Kathleen Story” segment of this film has been selected by The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. to run during the permanent display of the Vietnam War Exhibit in the American History Museum. Donna has been the Keynote speaker for many important events throughout the United States including the GEMA/FEMA Regional Conference, Lockheed Veterans Dinner, and National Cemetery (Canton) Commemorative Event and was a Program participant at the VIP Veterans Festivities at the Ronald Reagan Library in California.