Death of Emma Didlake

March 13, 1905 - August 16, 2015
West Bloomfield, Michigan | Age 110

A woman who was believed to be the oldest U.S. veteran
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WEST BLOOMFIELD (AP) -- A Michigan woman who was believed to be the nation's oldest veteran at 110 has died, about a month after meeting President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

Emma Didlake died Sunday in West Bloomfield, northwest of Detroit, according to the Oakland County medical examiner's office.

Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she signed up in 1943 for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. She served about seven months stateside during the war, as...

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