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Marie Odee Johnson

Born: Jul 23, 1897

Death: Sep 25, 2004

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Marie Odee Johnson

Date of Birth : Jul 23, 1897
Date of Death : Sep 25, 2004
Birth Place : United States of America

Marie Odee Johnson was an American who was one of the last surviving female veterans from the First World War. As a Yeoman, Johnson was among the first group of women to serve in the United States Navy in a non-nursing capacity. She died in her sleep in Texas at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the age of 107. Marie Odee Johnson was born in Quincy, Illinois, but her family moved to Dallas, Texas, when she was an infant. She was serving as a secretary with the FBI in Dallas when the United States entered World War I and joined up at age 20. Johnson was stationed in New York City and Washington, D. C. during the war, and returned to her job with the FBI afterwards.

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