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    Ernest Borgnine served in the U.S. Navy for twelve years before WWII as a Gunners Mate 1933-1945

    Loretta Perfectus Walsh (April 22, 1896 – August 6, 1925) became the first American active-duty Navy woman, and the first woman allowed to serve as a woman, in any of the United States armed forces other than as a nurse, when she enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on March 17, 1917. Walsh subsequently became the first woman Navy petty officer when she was sworn in as Chief Yeoman on March 21, 1917.

    World War 1 Poster (American) My Dad was in the Navy diring World War 1.

    Love this shot

    U.S. Navy photo of William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937): Bill joined the Navy as a teenager, serving at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Naval Station Argentia, Newfoundland and at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. While serving in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for four years, Cosby worked in physical therapy with some seriously injured Korean War casualties.

    US Department of the Navy seal plaque

    I DON'T PLAY! The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness and Nutrition

    U.S. Navy Bureau of Supplies and Accounts poster, 1944 My great uncle learned to cook in the Navy

    Free The World.. US Navy c. 1942-1945

    I guess the Navy used to have looser standards

    Tony Curtis (né Bernard Schwartz) (1925-2010) Signalman 3rd Class, U.S. Navy Reserves 1942-45 WW II. He served on the submarine tender USS Proteus (AS-19). He was aboard when the Proteus entered Tokyo Bay where, through binoculars from the signal bridge, he witnessed the signing of the Japanese Document of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri. Of his many movies he is best remembered for playing the title role in “Houdini” (1953), and as Joe in “Some Like It Hot” (1959).

    Paul Newman (1925-2008) Aviator Radioman/Turret Gunner 3rd Class U.S. Navy 1943-46 WW II. Newman was 17 when he enlisted to become a Navy pilot but learned those pearly blues were color blind. He served in the Pacific with three torpedo squadrons and was in the Battle of Okinawa. He went on to act in 62 films was nominated for 10 Oscars and won for The Color of Money.

    World War II era recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES

    World War II era recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES

    Recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES

    "The Navy Needs You! Don't Read American History - Make It! U.S. Navy Recruiting Station;" 1914-1918, James Montgomery Flagg (American, 1877–1960)

    U.S. Navy recruiting poster– circa 1917.  She’s sporting standard naval issue enlisted dress blues– or “crackerjacks” as they were commonly called in reference to the sailor boy on the popular Cracker Jack box.

    USS Constitution Sails Again. The oldest commissioned warship in the US Navy and also the world's oldest warship still afloat. Very very cool.

    History of the US Navy Seabees

    Wow! What an awesome picture this is of the US Navy Blue Angels flying over Pensacola Beach!

    The Navy Needs Us

    The US Navy Memorial Plaza bestows honor to those who have given service and also those who are currently serving in the Merchant Marine, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and the Navy.

    Digging the US Navy WAVES