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Gertrude Noone

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Gertrude Evelyn Noone December 30, 1898 – September 10, 2009 was an American supercentenarian and also the oldest American military veteran until she died in September 2009 At death, she was the oldest military veteran in the world, having served in World War II as a clerk in Fort Myer, an army base in Virginia

Gertrude Noone was born in Ansonia, Connecticut on December 30, 1898 She was the ninth of her family's ten children

Gertrude Noone, the oldest surviving World War II veteran at 110 years of age, is greeted by Army Secretary Pete Geren, during a ceremony in honor of Women's History Month and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, March 31, 2009, in Milford, Conn

Noone, who never married, worked as an insurance policy clerk for The Travelers She left her job to enlist in 1943 in the Women's Army Corps during World War II when she was 44 years old While enlisted in the Corps, Noone became the chief clerk of the dispensary at Fort Myer, near Washington DC She rose within the Corps to the rank of sergeant first class by the time she left the United States Army in 1949

She returned to the private sector, where she worked as an administrative assistant at a psychiatric hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, until her retirement in 1962

The honorary title of oldest known living military veteran passed to Gertrude Noone on July 25, 2009, following the death of British World War I veteran Harry Patch

Gertrude Noone died at the Carriage Green assisted living facility in Milford, Connecticut, on September 10, 2009, at the age of 110 She was buried with full military honors at Mount St Peter's Cemetery in Derby, Connecticut

See also

  • United States Army portal
  • World War II portal
  • Longevity
  • Supercentenarian


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i McLellan, Dennis 2009-09-12 "Gertrude Noone dies at 110; world's oldest known living military veteran" Los Angeles Times Retrieved 2009-10-06 

External links

  • Connecticut Post
  • Hartford Courant
  • New Haven Register
  • Valley Gazette

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