This World War II Vet Is Turning 100, and She'd Like a Birthday Card from You

World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid is nearing her 100th birthday and will celebrate at a VFW post in Eagle River, Alaska. (Photos courtesy of the Schwid family)
World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid is nearing her 100th birthday and will celebrate at a VFW post in Eagle River, Alaska. (Photos courtesy of the Schwid family)

World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid will be celebrating her 100th birthday on May 22 at the Eagle River VFW Post 9785 in Alaska. The post is throwing her a big party, and they've asked us to recruit Military.com readers to send her a birthday card!

After graduating from the Riverside Hospital School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1940, Schwid enlisted in the Army and worked in a military hospital in Tidworth, England. She took care of D-Day patients near the end of the war, at a time when one nurse was assigned to 200 to 300 beds at a time.

World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid is set to celebrate her 100th birthday in Eagle River, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Schwid family)
World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid is set to celebrate her 100th birthday in Eagle River, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Schwid family)

Send birthday cards to Schwid at the address below:

Khampheng Scott

C/O: Charlotte Schwid

12110 Business Blvd. Ste 6

PMB 207

Eagle River, AK 99577

Charlotte Schwid speaks with Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski at a recent Honor Flight homecoming in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Schwid family)
Charlotte Schwid speaks with Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski at a recent Honor Flight homecoming in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Schwid family)
World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid and Thomas Steinbrunner, Associate Director of the Alaska VA Healthcare System. Schwid will turn 100 in May, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Schwid family)
World War II veteran Charlotte Schwid and Thomas Steinbrunner, Associate Director of the Alaska VA Healthcare System. Schwid will turn 100 in May, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Schwid family)

 

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