CRESTVIEW — Emily Cassity enlisted in the U.S. Army when she was 25 years old.
She served as a nurse in Tennessee, Colorado, Germany and Fort Benning, Ga., where she treated soldiers wounded in the Korean War.
And Friday, students honored the 88-year-old's service.
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Davidson Middle School students and Crestview Mayor David Cadle honored Cassity and all military members, retired or serving, during an assembly in the school's gymnasium. The event featured patriotic performances from the school's band and chorus group.
Cassity, who received a standing ovation, encouraged students considering enlisting "to explore the possibilities."
"There are a lot of advantages to the military, but it is something you have to get into and find," she said.
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