Updated: July 27, 2014 at 9:44 am
SAN ANTONIO - When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Lucy Coffey had left the farm in Martinsville, Ind., spent time in Chicago and finally settled in Dallas, where she worked at an A&P supermarket.
After quitting the A&P in 1943, she joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, a call to service that would take her to Japan before she returned and settled in San Antonio.
Now, at 108, the nation's oldest female veteran has one more trip she wants to make, this time an Honor Flight, an all-expense-paid salute to World War II veterans. The destination: Washington, D.C.
"I'd like to go to see things that are there that were not there before," Coffey said. "It's been a long time since I've been in Washington, but I would like to go to see the things that are there."