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11-22-09, 06:10 PM #1
Oldest female Marine laid to restOn a crisp fall day in a cemetery in Queens, a Marine Corps honor guard blew taps over the country's oldest female Marine.
Sgt. Miriam Cohen did not die jumping on a hand grenade, or storming the beaches of Normandy or battling the Japanese on Iwo Jima.
Most appropriately, she died on Veteran's Day, one day after the 234th birthday of the United States Marines Corps. Cohen lived nearly half as long: She would have been 102 on Dec. 13.
11-22-09, 06:10 PM #2
Rest in peace.
11-22-09, 06:20 PM #3
Rest in peace , Sgt. Cohen. Semper Fi.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
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