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Camouflaged Sisters to Sign Books at Historic USO Museum


February 2, 2016—Two authors of Camouflaged Sisters: Revealing Struggles of the Black Woman’s Military Experience, a book chronicling the military careers of 14 female veterans, will visit the African American Military History Museum on Saturday, Feb. 6th for a book signing and Q&A session at 1pm.


Published by Purposely Created Publishing Group, Camouflaged Sisters reached #1 on two Amazon best-selling Hot New Release lists- “African American & Black Biographies” and “African American Studies.” Lila Holley and Kathy Marie Carter will visit the museum on Saturday.


In Camouflaged Sisters, 14 authors share intimate details of their military careers, including how the women exhibited poise and determination in the face of opposition due to their race and gender. The authors specifically address the topics of transition, leadership, balance, faith and mentorship throughout the book.


Camouflaged Sisters is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and in e-book format. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase at the USO Museum on Saturday.


Lila Holley is the visionary behind Camouflaged Sisters, and a military transition expert who helps Service Members maneuver through the emotional battled field of transition. Lila’s first book, Battle Buddy, chronicles the emotional struggles she encountered during her transition from the Army following her 22 year career. Holley is a retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Four, and a combat veteran who safely deployed troops to Iraq and the Philippines.


The African American Military History Museum will also host two more events this week for Black History Month: an introduction to the USO Traveling Trunk at 10am on Thursday, and Story Time with a Soldier at 10am on Friday.


About the African American Military History Museum


The USO Club opened on March 22, 1942 and was constructed by community volunteers who invested more than 40,000 hours in the project. It is estimated that tens of thousands of soldiers visited the USO Club during WWII, not to mention the hundreds of civilians who volunteered at the facility and fraternized during the war. It is currently the only surviving USO of its type built exclusively for African American soldiers and in 2003 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The African American Military History Museum is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing, operating and promoting tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information and for a full schedule of Black History Month Events, visit www.HattiesburgUSO.com.