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Nation's oldest female Marine is laid to rest . . .
The New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 4:00 AM | Denis Hamill

Posted on 11/22/2009 2:40:05 PM PST by ConorMacNessa

On a crisp fall day in a cemetery in Queens, a Marine Corps honor guard blew taps over the country's oldest female Marine.

Sgt. Miriam Cohen did not die jumping on a hand grenade, or storming the beaches of Normandy or battling the Japanese on Iwo Jima.

Most appropriately, she died on Veteran's Day, one day after the 234th birthday of the United States Marines Corps. Cohen lived nearly half as long: She would have been 102 on Dec. 13.

When World War II threatened civilization, this beautiful, gutsy Brooklyn gal answered the call of a bugle, just like the one that played over her coffin Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2009/11/22/2009-11-22_the_bugles_call_miriam_cohen_nations_oldest_woman_marine_is_laid_to_rest.html#ixzz0XdAA3xOq

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: marines; military; militarywomen; sgtmiriamcohen; usmc; veteran; wwii
Rest In Peace, Marine!
1 posted on 11/22/2009 2:40:05 PM PST by ConorMacNessa
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To: freema; RaceBannon; TMSuchman; 2111USMC; kellynla
Marine Ping!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 11/22/2009 2:41:38 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; La Enchiladita; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...
Ping!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
3 posted on 11/22/2009 2:43:01 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; La Enchiladita; MEG33; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; ..
Ping!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
4 posted on 11/22/2009 2:43:55 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Semper Fi!

5 posted on 11/22/2009 2:45:53 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: ConorMacNessa

What a beauty she was.


6 posted on 11/22/2009 2:46:12 PM PST by fso301
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To: fso301
Quite a lady, fso!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
7 posted on 11/22/2009 2:48:34 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
"If I had to sum up Miriam Cohen in a single word, I'd say she was a pisser."

I suspect that was unique to the GI Generation. I had an aunt contemporaneous to Cohen, a Republican committeewoman in suburban Philadelphia, and I would use that exact expression to describe her.

We will not see their likes again.

8 posted on 11/22/2009 2:49:50 PM PST by Publius (Do you want the people who run Amtrak to take out your appendix?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

RIP.


9 posted on 11/22/2009 2:51:34 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: ConorMacNessa
THE FINAL INSPECTION

The Marine stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
She hoped her shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as her brass.

‘Step forward now, Marine,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?’

The Marine squared her shoulders and said,
‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Because those of us who serve in the Corps,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept un Marine like tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Marine waited quietly,
For the judgment of her God.

‘Step forward Marine,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.’

Modified from: Author Unknown~

10 posted on 11/22/2009 2:54:55 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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Godspeed Sgt Cohen. Your mission's accomplished, your new mission well earned,

Godspeed to a Marine!
11 posted on 11/22/2009 2:55:46 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


12 posted on 11/22/2009 2:57:58 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
SOLDER REST GENTLY PRESSED
TO THE CALM MOTHER EARTHS WAITING BREST
DUTY DONE LIKE THE SUN GOING WEST

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SEMPER FI MARINE, GOD BLESS

14 posted on 11/22/2009 4:15:39 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Rest In Peace, Sgt. Cohen.

A fine lady and Marine.


15 posted on 11/22/2009 4:29:51 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: fso301

Yes she was a beauty. Do you know she joined the Marines when she was 35 yrs old?


16 posted on 11/22/2009 6:34:13 PM PST by rawhide
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for the ping CMN

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


17 posted on 11/22/2009 6:47:44 PM PST by alfa6
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

Y’all might find this of interest

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


18 posted on 11/22/2009 6:48:48 PM PST by alfa6
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To: SandRat

Thank you, SandRat - my husband was a Marine, and your words of “THE FINAL INSPECTION” brought tears.....Semper Fi, my special SIR!


19 posted on 11/22/2009 7:01:44 PM PST by yorkie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you, Conor - for always honoring our HEROES.


20 posted on 11/22/2009 7:03:49 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Well this Doggie Officer is sending ***HUGS*** yours.


21 posted on 11/22/2009 7:05:22 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
She went to where streets are lined in gold...and paved the way for many of us fellow Marines...male or female.

She was proud to wear the title of "United States Marine" and I am proud to be here to hear of her passing. I will not be honored with anything such as her achievement, but will be honored I was allowed to wear the same uniform!

May God post you at the gates, dear lady. I know you will challenge me when I approach...and will find me friend versus foe.

I am shedding a tear. Bless your very soul.

22 posted on 11/22/2009 7:15:45 PM PST by IrishPennant (If you can accept losing, you can't win. ~ Vince Lombardi)
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To: rawhide
Yes she was a beauty. Do you know she joined the Marines when she was 35 yrs old?

Yes, I noticed that. In that era, that she was able to look like that at 35 is all the better.

23 posted on 11/22/2009 10:22:02 PM PST by fso301
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To: Publius
We will not see their likes again.

Ah, but, I beg to differ : )

24 posted on 11/22/2009 11:14:22 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: ConorMacNessa; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AZ .44 MAG; ...

(This makes me miss LadyX )

25 posted on 11/22/2009 11:22:19 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Bless her.


26 posted on 11/23/2009 6:45:44 AM PST by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: freema

Now Sgt. Miriam Cohen has been taken to her creator. HE surely will tell her how pleased HE is and have her joined the chorus of Angles that sing forth HIS praise with no tears or pain to endure. We stand at attention and salute her service to her country.


27 posted on 11/23/2009 6:52:22 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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