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The Oldest Living Female Veteran Just Passed Away. How Old Was She?

She was born before the First World War and served in the second. At 16, she changed her name from Alice to Alyce after seeing an Alyce Mills films. She joined the army on a whim and served in the Women’s Army Corps with great diligence, becoming one of the few African-American women to serve overseas. After a short but distinguished career in the army, she served the federal government for 35 more years.

WWII veteran Alyce Dixon, the oldest female veteran in the United States at 108, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016 at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Community Living Center. A strong-willed, wise and feisty lady, she is remembered for her sense of style and her sense of humor that never deserted her till the end.

Elizabeth Laird is another famous veteran, who at 83 years old, is known as the “Hug Lady” to the soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. Find out why.

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