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Female World War II Veteran and Centenarian receives Living Legend Proclamation

Fri, 06/18/2021

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CLEMSON, S.C. - On Thursday, June 17th, the Military Women's Memorial presented World War II Veteran, Mildred Oberhofer, with the Living Legend Proclamation. Oberhofer, who turned 100-years-old on May 1st is one of the few remaining female World War II Veterans in the Upstate of South Carolina.


Oberhofer, a native of White Plains, Kentucky, served in the Women's Air Corps for nearly two years in Selfridge Field, Michigan and Westover Field, Massachusetts. Prior to enlisting, Mildred was a Machine Operator at a bullet factory. Upon completion of basic training as a soldier, she was assigned to Baker and Cook's school at Westover Field, Massachusetts.

Oberhofer met and married her husband George of 52 years (now deceased) while in service to our country. The couple lived in Germany for many years where her husband was stationed as a Master Sergeant in the Army. They retired at Fort Bliss, Texas and lived for several years in El Paso. Later they moved to Los Angeles, California where they spent the next 40 years together. In the Fall of 2016, Oberhofer left California with her daughter to start a new life in Clemson, South Carolina.

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(from left to right)
Heather Durant-McEady, SCDVA Women Veteran Coordinator
Adrin Hamilton, Columbia VA Health Care System Women Veteran Health Navigator
Sherry Harris, Pickens County Veterans Service Officer
Shelly Langston, South Carolina Ambassador for the Military Women’s Memorial  
Elisabeth Litvin, South Carolina Ambassador for the Military Women’s Memorial
Rose Hutson, Women Veteran Program Manger for Columbia VA Health Care System
Tamika Rowe, Representative for Upstate South Carolina Quilts of Valor Foundation

Shelly Langston, the South Carolina Ambassador for the Women In Military Service for American Memorial, presented Oberhofer with the Living Legend Award. Rose Hutson, Women Veteran Program Manager for Columbia VA Health Care Systems also presented a plaque. 

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Quilts of Valor presented to Mildred Oberhofer. The quilt was presented by Tamika Rowe, representative for the Upstate South Carolina Quilts of Valor Foundation.


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Heather Durant-McEady, SCDVA Women Veterans Coordinator
Matt St. Clair, SCDVA Chief Integration Officer
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Mildred Oberhofer and grandsons.

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