WASHINGTON — The oldest female veteran, Alyce Dixon, has died at the age of 108.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says in a news release that Ms. Dixon died in her sleep Wednesday at the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Community Living Center.
Ms. Dixon was born in 1907 in Boston. She joined the military in 1943, and was among one of the first African-American women in the Army. As a member of the Women's Army Corps, she was stationed in England and France where she served in the postal service as part of the 6888th Battalion.
After leaving the Army, she worked at the Census Bureau and the Pentagon.
Medical Center Director Brian A. Hawkins says Ms. Dixon was "a strong-willed, funny, wise, giving and feisty WWII Veteran," and will be missed.