Oldest Living Veteran Shares Her Health Secrets With President Obama

President Barack Obama greets the nation’s oldest living veteran, Emma Didlake, in the Oval Office, July 17, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets the nation’s oldest living veteran, Emma Didlake, in the Oval Office, July 17, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The name Emma Didlake may not be one that you readily recognize, but it’s definitely one you should know. It was 1943 when Didlake – then a 38-year-old wife and mother – decided to join the Women’s Auxiliary Corp (WAC) of the U.S. military.  She was an Army private and driver for nearly a year during WWII. Didlake could very well be the first documented #CarefreeBlackGirl because that’s some really gangsta stuff to do!

During her time of service Didlake was awarded the Women’s Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. Now at the age of 110, Didlake recently received another well-deserved honor: Meeting with President Obama at the White House.

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