The nation’s oldest known veteran, Emma Didlake, died Sunday.She was 110.Last month she met President Obama in the White House.
Didlake, an African American housewife who joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943, fell ill Sunday morning and suddenly died.
Her granddaughter, Evelyn Horne, said she had complained of feeling tired over the past few days, and had showed signs of failing over the weekend.
“It was a month ago today that we went to the White House, a month ago today,” said Horne, 62, of Farmington Hills, a Detroit suburb. “I think she felt she had accomplished everything and could take her rest.”
Didlake met Obama on July 17, marking the second time an elderly woman veteran of the war had talked with the president at the White House.