Woman Was Oldest Female Vet at 108

From Stars and Stripes:

The nation’s oldest woman veteran, Lucy Coffey, died Thursday in San Antonio. She was 108.

A small-town girl from a farm in Martinsville, Indiana, Coffey had a sense of adventure. She left the farm for Chicago, then moved to Dallas, where she was working at an A&P supermarket on Dec. 7, 1941 — the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.


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