A 100-year-old World War II veteran who still works as a beautician has received several medals for her military service more than 70 years ago.

Patricia Knibbs (nibs) was honored Thursday during a ceremony held in the city of Niagara Falls, where she has lived for most of her life.

The Tioga (ty-OH’-guh) County, Pennsylvania native worked at an ammunition factory after her brothers went off to war, then volunteered in January 1944 for the Women’s Army Corps.

Knibbs, who turned 100 on Feb. 4, had received some but not all the medals she was entitled to after her honorable discharge in 1946. The decorations she received Thursday include the Good Conduct, American Campaign, WWII Victory and the Women’s Army Corps medals.

She received them through the help of Congressman Brian Higgins of Buffalo.



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