World War II Veteran Alyce Dixon, affectionately known as “Queen Bee” by those who know her and care for her at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center, is now 108-years young.

Cpl. Dixon has quite a story and quite a personality. Rocking a tiara on top of her head for the occasion, she was queen for the day at the D.C. VAMC. Fellow Veterans, volunteers, staff and family members celebrated her life at a special ceremony held Sept.11.

“God has been so good,” Dixon said. “He left me here with all these lovely people and all these nice things they’re saying. I hope they mean it.”

Dixon is now the oldest living female World War II veteran according to VA records. She joined the military in 1943 and was stationed in both England and France with the postal services. She was one of the first African-American women in the Army as part of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion  – the only unit of African-American women in the WAC to serve overseas during WWII.

“This has been a marvelous day. I feel real special,” Dixon said regarding the celebration that included flowers and gifts from family and friends.


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Published on Sep. 16, 2015

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  1. Pat jahnke September 17, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Will when thier 100+ I guess they can make news on birthdays, and when they die, some one replace who dies, I guess thier more to come, why don’t u have any veterans come to a meeting over 100 this way we all we know all of them.

  2. Cantrist Hale September 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Awesome story!

  3. Pat jahnke September 16, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Didn’t she die awhile back? Shortly after her birthday? She was not on news ? Bob why are u she on ssi ur not helping her live she doing it by ur self, if she seen. Va doc she be waiting list wait to ccc a doc, at the va hospital or clinic

    • Megan Moloney September 17, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Pat, you may be confusing Ms. Dixon with Ms. Emma Didlake, who was 110 when she passed away earlier this year. Or Ms. Lucy Coffey, who was also 108 and recently passed away.

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