On March 1917 the Navy authorized the enlistment of women. Designated as "Yeoman" they unofficially became known as "Yeomanettes.” On 21 March YNC Loretta Perfectus Walsh became the first female Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy.
On Sept. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing on Bellona Island. During the landing, a propeller tore,
He served our country his entire adult life and was put to rest on October at the War Dog Hospital, Long Binh, Vietnam. "I have remembered him every day for the last 39 years and will continue to do so until