Loretta Perfectus Walsh (22 Apr 1896 - 6 Aug 1925) became the first American active-duty Navy woman, and the first woman allowed to serve as a woman, in any of the U.S. armed forces other than as a nurse, when she enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1917. 12 days later, WWI was declared. She became the first woman Navy Petty Officer, Chief Yeoman, and was the first of 13,000 yeoman females entitled to receive the same military pay and benefits.
Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 October 11, 1971) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Puller is the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and the only Marine to receive five Navy Crosses. fattym
Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name.He wore a long-sleeved sweater to cover the many tattoos on his forearm and biceps. He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat. After Vietnam he became an ordained Presbyterian Minister and a pacifist. He dedicated the rest of his life to leading children on the right path of life.
A GREAT HEROE... Navy PO1. Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Died December 8, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to SEAL Team Six, an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit. Died near Kabul, Afghanistan, of combat related injuries during a successful raid to free Dr. Dilip Joseph of Colorado who was being held captive by the Taliban.