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Jackie Cooper served in the USN during WWII in the So. Pacific. Remained active in reserves for several decades reaching the rank Captain. In '59 commissioned Line Officer helping in recruiting, P.R. and training films. Co-piloted jets for the USN and was one of three to be an Honorary Aviator. Was in uniform aboard the USS Constellation for the Bicentennial Celebration. Holds Letters of Commendation from 6 Secretaries of Navy, Charter of VIVA and upon retirement in '82 received Legion of…

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President John F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of the Navy Paul B. "Red" Fay, en route to the Commencement Ceremony at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. June 7, 1961

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President Vacations in Maine. Under Secretary of the Navy Paul Fay, President John F. Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford. Boothbay Harbor, ME, aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter "Guardian 1"., 08/12/1962

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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus greets Oscar, a working dog for Hope Animal Assistance Crisis Response, during an award ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. Mabus posthumously awarded victims as well as civilian and military first responders, and organizations for the events of Sept. 16, 2013 at the Washington Navy Yard.

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President John F. Kennedy sat with Under Secretary of the Navy Paul "Red" Fay at Camp David in Frederick County, Md. Fay was there with his daughter Sally. Photo courtesy of JFK Library

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Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Denby Christmas tree." Junior remembers this as the best Christmas ever! His gun-giving dad is Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby.

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cupboard with antlers above:) mirrored doors on blue painted armoire cabinet, olive tree in brass bucket lots of bohemian eclectic in paired back simplicity

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from Scrubs Magazine

The 10 most influential female nurses of all time

Mabel Keaton Staupers was an advocate for racial equality in the field of nursing. Staupers served as the secretary of the National Associated of Graduate Colored Nurses. She advocated for the introduction of African American nurses into the Army and Navy during WWII. In 1945, she won the fight and all nurses, regardless of race, were to be included in the military. In 1950, Staupers dissolved the NAGCN as it re-aligned with the American Nursing Association

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