CREATED Nov. 11, 2013
MILWAUKEE - 97-year-old Naomi Horwitz is one of a few. She served her country stateside during World War II.
Horwitz enlisted at the age of 26. She served with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, the Women's Army Corps and the Milwaukee Reserves.
Her life has been filled with military service. Horwitz says, "I got a million good things that came out of it, I became a very devoted American citizen."
Horwitz has earned a number of awards including Veteran of the Year. She lives at Chai Point Senior Living in Milwaukee.Despite almost being 100 years old, she's feisty, filled with wit, and quick to share her patriotism.
She notes, "I prefer America to the rest of the world, [I[ would go back in all over again."
Her health prevented Horwitz from attending this year's Veterans Parade, where she was honored as Grand Marshal.
These days, Horwitz may feel weaker, but she still talks up the red, white, and blue. "I don't think you can ever find what we've got here, its my country".
Adorning Naomi's room is a plaque that says, "Real heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags." A fitting symbol of her passion for the military and a country she holds so dear.