Dorothy "Dot" Cole
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Dorothy “Dot” Cole was a U.S. Marines veteran of World War II who was the oldest living Marine.

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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Jan. 14, 2021.
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January 28, 2021
The daughter of WWII WAVES, I hope that my mother and “Dot” crossed paths, if only for a moment. I read that “Dot” traveled many miles to sign-up. My mother was among those boarding buses to Pittsburgh to serve in WWII, was selected and was stationed in Memphis. Cut of special cloth, they both motivate girls of today and tomorrow. Deepest condolences to families and all blessed to have known “Dot.”
January 23, 2021
My condolences go out to the family of Dorothy. She’ll be missed by many. So sorry for your loss.
January 20, 2021
So very proud of your long life in this world and honorable service to our America. Glad you enjoyed your military service. Amazing 107 years you had here. All our love and affection for your family and friends. God Bless you all, Roger Melville (Served USAF, NCANG and NCARNG)
Roger Melville
January 19, 2021
Mrs. Cole had a record that can’t be broken. She lived a long life and will be missed. May abode give you comfort and strength.
January 19, 2021
My Sincere Condolences to the family.
I ‘am So Sorry for the loss of your love
One. May you find Comfort in your
Beautiful heart and treasured every
memory that holds a special place in
Your love ones heart, may God give
You the strength to endure this difficult
Time, and continue to bless your love ones.
January 19, 2021
What an inspiration, truly a remarkable woman. My heart goes out to the Cole family, may God be with all of you as you endure your loss.
January 18, 2021
You legacy will live on for women all over the world.
Stephanie Schell
January 18, 2021
Was an inspiration to women in the service.
Stephanie D Schell
January 18, 2021
My condolences to the family and friends. I do not know you but i want to thank you for the service and skills you gave to the USA.....FLY HIGH FOREVER BEAUTIFUL. ANGEL
Pat Maxey
January 18, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Your loved one and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.
January 18, 2021
Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Cole family, may all of your many cherished memories bring you smiles through your tears and may God give all of you the strength and comfort you need to carry you through this very difficult time.
January 17, 2021
On behalf of Louisiana Women Veterans, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Dorothy "Dot" Cole, U.S. Marine Corps veteran. We salute her service to our country and honor her with this poem:

She is a woman veteran
Whose service was true
And she proudly served
The Red, White and Blue

She gave a part of her life
So others could be free
And without any hesitation
She joined unselfishly

She did her job well
With Honor and Pride
And served her great country
With the men alongside

We're proud today to know
That although she is gone
She goes onto glory
After a job "well done!"

And so, "Our Dear Sister"
We salute you today
A special Marine laid to rest
In this quiet, solemn way

Inspired by: God
Written by: Louisiana Women Veterans
Anna Sanders
January 17, 2021
Semper fi, Dorothy. Thank you for your service.
Beverly A Williams
January 17, 2021
Linda Tracy
January 17, 2021
I don't know you sweetheart. Thank you for your sacrifice. Fly high with the Angels.
Vanessa Roberts
January 16, 2021
Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country and blazing a trail for all Women Marines.
My husband and I , your fellow Marines, salute you.
Delfina Leyro
January 16, 2021
Semper Fi. Marine God bless you from another Marine
Anita Hanson
January 16, 2021
Thanks for your service !
don brumley
January 16, 2021
With deepest condolences to the Coke family. Another brave and courageous woman stepped up against all odds has died. Her example is written in history for future generations to learn from.
January 16, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Cole Family, May the God of Tender Mercies comfort your very sad hearts during this very difficult time. May He gave you his peace to cope with your loss as he supports you with his strength to carry the burden of this grief. Psalm 68:19
January 16, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Cole family, truly sorry for your loss, may God be with you all to provide the strength and comfort you need at such a very difficult time.
January 16, 2021
Another hero has gone home. Thank you and God Bless.
Sam Andrews
January 16, 2021
I have always said the generation that Miss Cole comes from has always been exceptional and unique. She was blessed with a long life. However that does not lessen the hurt from the loss. I offer the family my sympathy.
January 15, 2021
Prayers and fond memories are what you have to remember your dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
Simone Taylor
January 15, 2021
On behalf of the American Legion, Department of DC, USS Jacob Jones Post 2, we express our deepest condolences. As the Commander of the first all-female post of all service organizations (post established in 1919), I had the extreme pleasure of speaking with Miss "Dot" a few times last year. I am a fellow Woman Marine, and we enjoyed exchanging stories regarding how Boot Camp had changed, among other things.

We treasure her legacy, as she blazed the path for future generations.

To the family, we extend our heartfelt condolences. At your convenience, please reach out to us as we would like to honor her life in greater expression.

Prayers of peace and comfort, we extend to you all.

Semper fidelis!

American Legion
Department of the District of Columbia
USS Jacob Jones, Post 2
Dr. Tweila-Rochelle Cauthen
January 15, 2021
Rest peacefully, Ma'am. Thank you for your service to us, our beautiful country.
January 15, 2021
Semper Fi, Sgt. Cole
Matthew Robinson
January 15, 2021
Semper Fi
Scott Chamberland
January 15, 2021
May God bless you and give you strength and peace during this sad time. I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Roberta Collins
January 15, 2021
rip thank you for your service. from brother marine
l/c d kellison
January 15, 2021
Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.

Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.

Thank you Dorothy for your service to this nation. U.S. Marine Corps, WWII.
Harry Simpson
January 15, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 15, 2021
Thank you for
Serving our Country .
Now it’s time for you to
rest. God knows you best.
January 15, 2021
I Salute You And Thank You For Your Service RIP Terry
Terry In N.C.
January 15, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. 107 is such a blessed age. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
January 15, 2021
Dear Sergeant Cole,
I did not know you personally, however I would be honored to "Thank You" for your dedicated and honorable Military Service; to OUR country.

As a member of the "GREATEST GENERATION", and as a "WORLD WAR II VETERAN", you are my HERO!

At a later date, we will meet in that "SPECIAL PLACE" which GOD reserves for ALL of those who have stepped forward to serve their country; in a Military Uniform.
May ALL of GOD'S blessings, be with your Dear Family!

"Semper Fi"

Sergeant Major (E-9) Larry E. & Mrs. Sheila M. (LaBar) Williams, US Army/ Retired (TN)

Larry E. Williams
January 15, 2021
Semper Fi
January 14, 2021
How impressive to hear that the oldest living Marine was a woman.. Sharing my respect and thank you to Sergeant Dorothy "Dot" Cole and her family. I worked as a civilian secretary for the Marines at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, Hawaii in the 90s. They're a different breed altogether; I loved working with them! Rest in peace, hero..
Keri Clark
January 14, 2021
My Dad was at Pearl Harbor, so any member of the greatest generation will always hold a very special and wonderful place in my heart. To all who read this tribute, do us all a giant favor and tell a veteran, and especially the precious few left from World War II how grateful we are for them next time you see one. They are the real heroes of humanity.
January 14, 2021
"Though she be but little, she is fierce". Thank you, Sergeant Cole, for your dedicated service to our country. I can't begin to spell the Marine's grunt, but I would salute you with that, too, if I could. I'll just say, "Well Done, Marine". Rest in peace, and condolences to her family. You all should be very, very proud of her. God bless and comfort you.
January 14, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Cole family, what an amazing legacy to have left behind. May God be with the all of you in your time of sorrow.
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Thanks for serving your country sand being the oldest living Marine. I give a big salute and say a job well done.
M/sgt James Landreau
James Landreau
January 14, 2021
Semper Fidelis and Bon Voyage, Sergeant Cole.
Thomas L. Knapp
January 14, 2021
God Bless you Dot for service to our country! Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Margie Couture
January 14, 2021
Carol Sivadge
January 14, 2021
from one marine too another,semper fi marine ill
john malinowski
January 14, 2021
Thank you for your service!
Anita B
January 14, 2021
Extending heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort to the family of Dorothy Cole. What an amazing woman and what a ground breaker she was. May the God of all comfort soften your grief during this difficult time and may your many happy memories of your dear " Dot " bring you much comfort and solace.
L. M.
January 14, 2021
God be with you Dorothy on your journey home, Have a son 20 yr. Marine I know you will be missed !!
don brumley
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