19 March 2015 - Lucy Coffey, the oldest female veteran in the United States, died Thursday at her home in Texas. She was 108.
Coffey had been ill for about a week, Quita Marquez, a friend and veterans service officer, told The Associated Press. The Bexar County Veterans Service Office paid tribute to Coffey, saying in a statement that "she was an incredibly lady who will be missed dearly. Her contributions to our country and community will not be forgotten." read more>>>