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  • PHOTOGRAPHS BY GAYLE S. FIXLER/SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Cpl. Alyce Dixon, 101, is a World War II veteran of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. Her memento-filled room (left) at the Washington DC VA Medical Center reflects her continuing zest for life.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Feisty veteran lives for speed

    The unofficial grande dame of the Washington DC VA Medical Center turns 102 years old on Sept. 11 but insists that she feels "only 59." Cpl. Alyce Dixon is an incorrigible flirt who "doesn't bother" with men over 60 years of age. The feisty, outspoken World War II veteran, who boasts a heritage of Cherokee, Jewish, black and Caucasian descent, brings to mind the late actress Barbara Stanwyck.

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