President Barack Obama greets the nation’s oldest living veteran, Emma Didlake, in the Oval Office, July 17, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Emma Didlake joined the military in 1943 when she was 38 years old. She served as a private and driver during World War II. She later moved to Detroit and joined her local NAACP chapter and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Detroit in 1963.
Emma is the subject of this week's WeRelate Contest.