Last week, one of my instructors provided our class with information regarding the passing of Lucy Coffey, America’s oldest female veteran, . I must admit I am not always as knowledgable about our veteran community as I would like to be, but learning about Lucy Coffey’s service in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps is interesting. I hoped I could find her Bronze Star citations. So far, I’m not coming up with anything, but I’ll keep looking.
The world loses a lot of history with her passing at 108 years of age, which once again reinforces what I’ve discussed about veterans sharing their stories. We have a very finite amount of time to educate others about who we are, our contributions to our service branches, how our service affects ourselves and lights a path for others to follow. I hope her story continues to inspires others.
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”-George Elliot