Nation’s Oldest Park Ranger Returns to Work After San Francisco Attack

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The nation’s oldest full-time park ranger returned to work three weeks after she was attacked and robbed in her San Francisco Bay Area home. 

KNTV reports that 94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin was back on the job Tuesday at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. Fellow rangers greeted her with cheers and hugs.

Police say an intruder punched Soskin and stole a cellphone, laptop and jewelry on June 27. The thief also took a coin she received from President Barack Obama when she introduced him at last year’s National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the White House.

Soskin said Tuesday that she was eager to get back to her routine as an interpretive ranger.

She said most items she can live without, but the coin is special to her.

“If I can get that coin back, I think I can forgive anything,” she told KTVU last month.

After a life in public service, Soskin became a park ranger about 10 years ago and leads tours at the historical California park and museum honoring the women who worked in factories during wartime.

The attacker hasn’t been caught. The White House says it will replace the coin.

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Source: CBS News