Wearing a saucer hat covered in flowers and a blue sash, Gladys Ruth Gallivan celebrated her 100th birthday with family, friends, and fellow veterans. On April 16, the Women Marines Association held a tea party for Gallivan, who was one of the first female Marines to serve in World War II, at the Veterans Village of San Diego, reports NBC San Diego.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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After an 18-hour flight, Marine Master Sgt. Barbara Dulinsky arrived in Vietnam on March 18, 1967 at Bien Hoa Air Force Base, about 30 miles from Saigon. When she stepped off the plane, she made history, becoming the first female Marine to serve in a combat zone.

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