Millie Bailey

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Millie Bailey
Bailey in 1945
Birth nameVivian Mildred Corbett
Born(1918-02-03)February 3, 1918
Washington, D.C., U.S.
DiedMay 1, 2022(2022-05-01) (aged 104)
Ellicott City, Maryland, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1943–1946
RankFirst lieutenant
UnitWomen's Army Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II
Other workCivil servant, volunteer

Vivian Mildred Bailey (née Corbett; February 3, 1918 – May 1, 2022) was an American World War II veteran, civil servant, and volunteer. She was a fundraiser for education, health, and military service personnel. Bailey was one of the first African American officers in the Women's Army Corps. She was a commander of the Women's Colored Detachment. Bailey was a division director in the Social Security Administration.

Bailey turned 100 in February 2018.[1] She died in Ellicott City, Maryland, on May 1, 2022, at the age of 104.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cairns, Kathleen (February 5, 2018). "WWII Veteran celebrates 100th birthday with one birthday wish". WBFF. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  2. "Vivian Corbett "Millie" Bailey". Tribute Archive. Retrieved 2 May 2022.