The Coast Guard was saddened by the recent passing of a shipmate who was a true pioneer: Elfie Larkin, a former Coast Guard SPAR and World War II veteran. She was 100. At a time when the U.S. needed “all hands on deck,” Elfie answered the call like so many other American women and enlisted as a SPAR in 1943.
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UPDATE: The spelling of Vice Adm. Jody Breckenridge’s name was corrected in paragraph eight. Centenarian Elfie Larkin, a Coast Guard World War II veteran and SPAR, admires her birthday cake during a surprise event held in her honor Dec. 7, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster. Written by Chief