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 San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 14, 2021.
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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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