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At 105, Alyce Dixon has witnessed a lot of history. Read about her service during WWII and her secret to a long life

At 105, Alyce Dixon has witnessed a lot of history. Read about her service during WWII and her secret to a long life

Alyce Dixon served in the Army from 1943 to 1945. The feisty former corporal is the oldest resident at the Washington DC VA Medical Center and keeps those around her in stitches with her jokes and stories. 105-year-old Veteran’s Long Journey Very few African Americans have witnessed as much of their history as Veteran Alyce Dixon. She is 105 and has seen a century of social and cultural changes since Theodore Roosevelt was president. Who better to reflect, during African American History Month, on the transitions in her life than a Veteran who has served in one World War and lived through all the other major military conflicts of the 20th century? Alyce experienced racism and sexism but was born with a resilient strength that told her all along, before there was a song, that she would overcome. She has seen 19 American Presidents including Barack Obama, the first African A...

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