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Miriam Cohen
Birth: Dec. 13, 1907
Sheepshead Bay
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2009
New York, USA

Miriam Cohen was born in Sheepshead Bay in 1907. She attended and graduated from Smith College. Miriam had joined the Marines when she was 35 years old-the oldest woman to ever join the Marines. She graduated from the first class of WWII women Marines on February 13, 1943. Miriam spent 6 weeks of basic training at Hunter College. She did many secretarial jobs there. During WWII, she was stationed at the USMC headquarters in Washington D.C.. During the Korean War, she traveled with generals to Virigina and San Francisco. 10 years after her military service, Miriam worked for the IRS.

Miriam never married or had any children. She did volunteer her time at Brooklyn's VA Hospital and at the New York Foundling Hospital. Miriam in her 90s, could be seen pushing wounded G.I.s in their wheelchairs around Brooklyn's VA Hospital. She also enjoyed reading stories to children in the New York Foundling Hospital.

Miriam moved to Tucson, Arizona when she was 93 years old. Four years ago she entered a nursing home. People there said she would still take a morning Marine march everyday. She died on Veterans' Day at the age of 101 years old.
 
 
Burial:
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Glendale
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 2
 
Created by: Kevin Ruhl
Record added: Nov 17, 2009
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