(FOX 13) - A Bay Area military hero celebrated a century of life, service, and sacrifice to her country.
Martha Cameron was the center of a special birthday celebration. The World War II military hero just turned 100 years old.
"She is a very special person," said family friend George Fynn. "She is a second mother to us."
Martha was a nurse in the Army. She was among the first group of medical personal to land on the beaches of Normandy just after D-Day in 1942.
"You just felt an obligation to do what you saw needed to be done," Martha said. "[I] felt an obligation to do that. If they had any pain at all, [I was there] to treat the pain."
Martha worked as a military nurse for more than 20 years.
"It was like an adventure," said Martha. "It was exciting."