Oldest Living Female Veteran, Alyce Dixon, Dies At 108 Years Old
Dixon was also one of the first African-American women to join the Army.By Matt Moreno | January 28, 2016
Alyce Dixon, who was believed to be the oldest living female veteran, has died at age 108.
The Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center said Dixon, who was also one of the first African-American women to serve in the Army, died in her sleep peacefully. She was described as "high-spirited," "fun-loving" and an "amazing local celebrity."
"I am so blessed to be here and can understand everything at 107 years. I am so blessed that God has left me here," Dixon said during a celebration of her 107th birthday in 2014.