During World War II, Rebekah Givens became a “Rosie the Riveter” when she and her late husband, Beecher, moved to Detroit for work.
Rosie the Riveter was the name given women who took over the war-effort factory jobs left empty by men who had gone to fight.
“I have been right up there with the big old gun with the rivets,” said Givens. She made wings for the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, a scout-bomber that began rolling off the assembly lines in 1942.
Givens, who turned 100 last month, grew up fast.