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Woman Believed to Be Oldest U.S. Veteran Dies at 110

A Michigan woman thought to be the nation's oldest veteran died Sunday at age 110, about a month after she met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, The Associated Press reported.

Emma Didlake, of West Bloomfield, joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943 at age 38. She served about seven months stateside during the war as a private and a driver, according to the AP.

"Emma Didlake served her country with distinction and honor, a true trailblazer for generations of Americans who have sacrificed so much for their country," Obama said Monday. "I was humbled and grateful to welcome Emma to the White House last month, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to Emma's family, friends, and everyone she inspired over her long and quintessentially American life."

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