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    “I was the oldest kid and I decided after graduation from high school to go in the Navy to help my family with expenses. I got twenty-one dollars a month as a seaman and most of it I sent home.”

    Jack Sanzalone was the command master chief of Sub Squadron-2 in Groton, Conn. when this picture was taken in 2000. Of the 350,000 members o...

    (May 23, 2013) NEWPORT, R.I. Fleet Master Chief April Beldo, Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Fleet Master Chief, gives her remarks as a guest speaker during U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) graduation banquet onboard Naval Station Newport in Newport, R.I.

    Herb Mc Cool, 66, in his Vietnam vest. He served three tours in Vietnam from ’67 thru ’69. (Photo by Don Moore.)

    Former Navy Chief Tom Edwards looks at some of the pictures and plaques in his Deep Creek home chronicling his 22 year service career in the U.S. Navy. It began in 1940, just before the start of World War II. (Sun photo by Don Moore.)

    The first female Master Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, Anna Der-Vartanian.

    US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Terry Scott inspecting an old Japanese Type 96 25mm gun at Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Mar 2003.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 30, 2014) Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), center, takes a selfie with Capt. Carlos Sardiello, George Washington's executive officer, right, George Washington's Command Master Chief Shaun Brahmsteadt and 275 newly frocked petty officers after a command frocking ceremony in the ship's hangar bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Greg Fenton/Released)

    Congratulations @GarySinise! The actor, humanitarian, musician and tireless troop supporter was named as an honorary chief petty officer during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center. Sinise received the honor from Fleet Master Chief Michael Stevens, who is slated to become the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Curtis K. Biasi/Released)

    Gwen "Clink" Linder of Port Charlotte, Fla. sitting on the wheel of her Stearman PT-19 open cockpit trainer at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas in 1944. This was the first plane she flew as a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP's).

    US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer seal in our 10" plaque made of solid mahogany wood.

    Seaman John Wilson of Harbor Isles mobile home park in North Port, Fla. was 19 years old when this picture of him was taken. Note the five battle stars on his campaign ribbons signifying five major engagements aboard the destroyer USS Isherwood, DD-520, in the Pacific during World War II and the “Ruptured Duck” insignia on his other shoulder signifying he had been discharged from the service. (Photo provided by John Wilson.)

    PEARL HARBOR (September 13, 2012) Master-at-Arms Second Class Drew Vitale of the Hawaii Region Honors and Ceremonial Guard holds the ashes of Pearl Harbor survivor and former Master Chief Glenn Harvey Lane during an interment ceremony held in his honor at the USS Arizona Memorial. Lane served aboard the USS Arizona during the December 7, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor, and his ashes were buried with fellow shipmates lost during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. (Photo by MC2 Tiarra Fulgham/Released)

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    Col. Norm Mac Lellan received ‘Silver Star’ for service in Vietnam

    USS Wasp CV-18 | the carrier welcomed the year 1970 moored in her home port of quonset ...

    The island of aircraft carrier USS Wasp CV-18 seen from her bow, 23 December 1944.

    1944 France, Buffalo Soldiers,US Soldiers.

    Seaman Duane Payne is pictured as a 20-year-old seaman who served aboard the destroyer USS Bigelow. The thing that distinguished him during his service career was his ability to typed. Photo provided

    USS Essex is moored at Naval Base San Diego. by Official U.S. Navy Imagery