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WWII Vet to Celebrate Her 100th Birthday

May 10, 2019
by James Barber
World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid will be celebrating her 100th birthday on May 22 at the Eagle River VFW Post 9785 in Alaska.

After graduating from the Riverside Hospital School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1940, Schwid enlisted in the Army and worked in a military hospital in Tidworth, England. She took care of D-Day patients near the end of the war, at a time when one nurse was assigned to 200 to 300 beds at a time.

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Photo caption: World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid is nearing her 100th birthday and will celebrate at a VFW post in Eagle River, Alaska. (Photos courtesy of the Schwid family)


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