LEWISVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A World Struggle II pilot, a ship builder and now Martha Cowan is a centenarian.
There was a shock party in Lewisville Wednesday, March 24, for an distinctive girl who has lived a life breaking down gender boundaries.
Her head barely seen over the dashboard, Cowan could also be little, however this was her massive day.
She arrived for her parade and party on the Lewsiville Estates Assisted Residing Middle.
When requested the way it feels to be 100, Cowan responded, “Feels the same way as being less than 100 but I’ve had a wonderful life and I’ve had a lot of wonderful experiences.”
Experiences that embody being one of many few feminine pilots to fly for the US Military Air Corp throughout World Struggle II.
When requested, “What it was like to be a pilot, a female pilot back in those days of World War II?,” Cowan responded, “Scary.”
Cowan’s husband was additionally an Military pilot.
She spent 13 years within the army and as soon as had dinner with President Eisenhower.
She later labored as an engineer constructing barges on the west coast and even flight skilled with future astronauts.
“We were with the people who were training to fly to the moon so I’ve been involved in a lot of stages,” she stated.
Cowan’s dance strikes inform you all you should find out about her well being and the way a lot she appreciated the lengthy overdue consideration.
“Thank you all for being here and thank you for what you’ve given me through the years I appreciate it, I love you all,” she stated.
In honor of Cowan’s exceptional profession, she obtained an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol together with a commendation from the Pentagon for her function in making the sky the restrict on what girls of her period might obtain.