Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Oldest World War II Veterans Back in 2014: Lucy Coffey and Richard Overton

LUCY COFFEY is the oldest living World War II veteran.  In July 2014, she went to Washington, D.C., on an Honor Flight, at age 108.  She was a sergeant in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps and won two Bronze Stars for her service in the Pacific.  Her father fought in the Civil War.

She was 37 when she enlisted in 1943 and died March 2015.

RICHARD OVERTON is the oldest male World War II veteran in 2014 at age 107 and turns 108 in May.  He was born in 1906 in Austin, Texas.

These are the two oldest verified World War II veterans.


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