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Last WW1 Female Veteran Dies - WOW!
Old 04-10-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Last WW1 Female Veteran Dies - WOW!

Wow - incredible!

The End of an Era:
The Last Surviving World War I Woman Veteran Dies

Charlotte Winters lived for 109 years. To some, she may have appeared to be just an ordinary woman who enjoyed an extraordinarily long life. But the passing of Charlotte Winters on March 27, 2007, marked the end of an era in military women’s history–she was the last-known surviving woman veteran of World War I (WWI). Ninety years after serving her country, the Navy yeoman (F) was laid to rest with full military honors on March 30, in Frederick, MD, leaving only four other known surviving WWI veterans.

Please click here for the entire article: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/C...teWinters.html

Women like this paved the way for my service today, and for them I am grateful
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Re: Last WW1 Female Veteran Dies - WOW!
Old 04-10-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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My FIL is a WW2 vet Army. Some pretty neat stories. I can sit and listen to him for hours talking about that period of time. Still amazing some WW1 vets are still around.
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Canada has 2 surviving WW1 vets.

1 is in Toronto and the other emigrated to Washington State in the 1920's.

Australia had a State Funeral on the death of their last survivor.
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Here's one of the few remaining WW1 veterans:

108 and still coherent.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/con...40607mary.html

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