Obama meets Detroit woman believed to be oldest veteran

first_imgPresident Barack Obama meets with Emma Didlake, 110, of Detroit, the oldest known World War II veteran, Friday, July 17, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Top holiday drink recipes Didlake sat in her wheelchair in the same spot in the Oval Office where foreign leaders sit when they meet with Obama.As a scrum of reporters and photographers rushed in, Obama told Didlake, “Don’t worry about these folks.”Obama tweeted afterward that Didlake is a “true American hero.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama opened the Oval Office to a 110-year-old Detroit woman believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran.Obama says Emma Didlake’s service is a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought in World War II or supported those did.Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she signed up for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943.She held the rank of private and served stateside for about seven months as a driver.last_img read more