This is pretty awesome!
At 107 years old, Sgt. Dorothy “Dot” Cole has obviously lived through a LOT, to say the least. She even lived through the women’s suffrage movement ( which celebrated its 100 year anniversary this year).
Dot is currently documented as the oldest living U.S. Marine in the nation, and wouldn’t you know, she lives in Kannapolis. Last week, Cole cast her ballot in the 2020 presidential election.
Dot’s daughter, named Beth said it was super important to her mother to get out and vote, but she is very disappointed in other parts of how politics have changed in the past century.
“She is really upset with the way that people are being so divided. It has never been so divided in history. It’s at its worst point.”
Cole enlisted in the Marines shortly after the United States entered World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Happy 107th Birthday to Dot Cole! Sgt. Cole, of Kannapolis, is the oldest living U.S. Marine in the United States. She joined the Marines in 1943 during WW II. She completed her training at Camp Lejeune and was then stationed at Quantico primarily in an administrative role. pic.twitter.com/mHZGMPNIxO— Kannapolis, NC (@Kannapolis) September 19, 2020
What an awesome story. I can’t imagine how wild it must be to have lived through so many moments in history, and to continue to help make history by casting her vote for this current election!