100 Year Old Woman Honored by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Honors 100 Year Old Former Coast Guard Member

By Cheryl Hurd
|  Friday, Mar 30, 2012  |  Updated 1:25 PM PDT
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The eyes belonging to 100 year old Elfie Larkin have seen a lot in the past century. This weekend they will see Michelle Obama. Larkin has a date with the First Lady on Saturday during Mrs. Obama's visit to the Bay Area.

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The eyes belonging to 100 year old Elfie Larkin have seen a lot in the past century. This weekend they will see Michelle Obama. Larkin has a date with the First Lady on Saturday during Mrs. Obama's visit to the Bay Area.

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The eyes belonging to 100 year old Elfie Larkin have seen a lot in the past century.

This weekend they will see Michelle Obama. Larkin has a date with the First Lady on Saturday during Mrs. Obama's visit to the Bay Area.

I asked her if she thought she'd ever be honored in this way and she said never, never.

Larkin will be honored on Saturday for her years of service to the U.S. Coast Guard.  Many people are not surprised, including close friends like Adam Boskovic.

"Elfie is being recognized yet again because she is so special. She is the American dream. She is as good as it gets," Boskovic said.

Larkin is the oldest living member of that first group of women who joined the Coast Guard back in 1943.  Her eyes light up when she talks about her work in the coast guard.

"I was a radio operator doing the Morris code, sending the message accepting them and decoding," Larkin said.

On Saturday, Mrs. Obama will help commission the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton in Alameda.

Larkin will be among the dignitaries there to greet her.

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