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Christine Fritch, WWII Navy Veteran, Celebrates 100th Birthday in Easton

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Christine Fritch and her family (Photo:WBOC) Christine Fritch and her family (Photo:WBOC)

EASTON, Md.- Wednesday was a very special day for a very special woman in Talbot County. Christine Fritch celebrated her 100th birthday at the Candle Light Cove senior living community today in Easton.  The party was Navy-themed, since Fritch herself served in the Navy.

She is one of their most notable alumni as a commander, the highest rank a woman could hold in the Navy during her tenure.  On Wednesday, she was given citations from Maryland's governor and the state's Senate and House of Delegates, while her friends and family were in attendance.

"She was actually in charge of a Navy hospital at one point which was unheard of at that time, and the fact that she was chosen to be Admiral Nimitz's personal nurse in his final months is a real star in her crown," said Robert Miller, Christine's nephew.

"She's a tough woman even into her 100th birthday.  She is tough and has overcome so many things, and so she was determined to make her 100th birthday, and she did and we're so happy, and so happy to see all the people that came," said Kathleen Bodey, Christine's niece.

Christine began a long tradition which still continues to this day in her family.  Almost everyone related to her has been in the military or affiliated with the military in some way.

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