Nation’s oldest living veteran Emma Didlake dies at 110

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President Barack Obama meets with the oldest living woman veteran, 110-year-old Emma Didlake in the Oval Office of the White House on July 17, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama meets with the oldest living woman veteran, 110-year-old Emma Didlake in the Oval Office of the White House on July 17, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

DETROIT, Mich. — Emma Didlake, the nation’s oldest living veteran, died Sunday a month after traveling to Washington D.C. to meet President Barack Obama.

Didlake, 110, was a World War II veteran who lived in Michigan.

She traveled to D.C. July 17 with the non-profit group Talons Out Honor Flight to meet President Obama.

Didlake moved to Detroit after she was discharged from the military and joined the local chapter of the NAACP, FOX 2 in Detroit reported prior to her D.C. visit.  She marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963.

“Our hearts are heavy to have to say goodbye,” Talons Out President Bobbie Bradley said in a release. “However, in the short time we spent with her, Miss Emma impacted our group and we’re so proud to have had the chance to honor her.”

Funeral arrangements for Didlake have not yet been announced.

 

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