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.
Nicholas Colasanto, the actor and television director who achieved his greatest success as "Coach" on the TV series Cheers Served in the United States Navy from January 22, 1943 to July 3, 1945. Held the enlisted rate of Coxswain, under the service number 823 51 38. Veteran of the Second World War who was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and Honorable Service Lapel Button.