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'I'm the guy that loves you': Joe Biden flirts with 108-year-old war veteran

Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:38 PM ET

Lucy Coffey, the oldest living female military veteran at 108 years old, faced a full-on charm offensive by Joe Biden during a recent trip to the White House.

In a video released by the White House, the vice president's famous flirting skills are on display as he gives Coffey a warm welcome before mentioning "a younger friend" who also wants to meet her. President Obama then enters the room and gives her a special commander coin before saying goodbye. 

"It reminds me of every time I had a good-looking date, there would be some better-looking guy coming along to dance with,'' Biden joked about being upstaged before reminding Coffey, "but I'm the guy that loves you."  

Coffey, a San Antonio resident, was working at a grocery store when she quit her job and enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in 1943, according to the White House. She later earned the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and a pair of bronze stars for her service. 

Vice President Joe Biden charmed 108-year-old war veteran Lucy Coffey at the White House recently, including giving her a stuffed dog in homage to his own dog.
The White House via YouTube
Vice President Joe Biden charmed 108-year-old war veteran Lucy Coffey at the White House recently, including giving her a stuffed dog in homage to his own dog.

Biden also charmed Coffey by showing her a picture of his late mother and giving her a stuffed dog that he said represented his own dog, Champ, a German shepherd. 

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