Friday, March 30, 2007

Charlotte Winters - 1898-2007

Charlotte Winters was the last female World War One veteran. She passed away last week, and I just wanted to honor her for her service in "The War to End All Wars." She joined the Navy in 1917 and retired in 1953, rising to the rank of Yoeman in the US Naval Reserve.

Each day that passes pushes WWI further into that period of history that no one is alive to remember but still isn't ancient history. And I'm just nostalgic enough to be saddened by that.

So long, Yoeman Winters.

2 Comments:

Blogger threecollie said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Quite a shame that the last one has passed.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

This is a great piece of blogging. Not a lot of people give these veterans the time of day let alone a fabulous tribute to them.

Thanks for doing this piece and I hope that she can see this from heaven!

Chris

8:34 PM  

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