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Oldest living female vet is from Indiana

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Lucy Coffey is the oldest living female veteran Lucy Coffey is the oldest living female veteran
WASHINGTON - The nation's oldest living female veteran is from right here in Indiana.

Lucy Coffey now lives in Texas but the 108-year-old is originally from Martinsville. She joined the armed services in 1943 when she was 37-years-old, proudly serving in World War II.

This weekend, the Hoosier native toured Washington, D.C. After a tour of the World War II Memorial, Coffey went to the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery - something she personally requested to see.

During her visit, Coffey also got to meet President Obama and Vice President Biden.
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