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1942 - FDR signs act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, over 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES. (USN)

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Major General Marcelite J. Harris became the first African-American female general officer of the United States Air Force. She is a relative of Wendell Phillip Terrell (MIT Class of 1906).

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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows. He served in the United States Navy as a supply officer.

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James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. The U.S. Army, specifically the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), recruited Jones in 1953 for two years of compulsory service. He spent much of his stint in a rigorous ranger-training program in the Colorado mountains and was set to reenlist in 1955 when his commanding officer suggested that he taste civilian life before making a long-term commitment to the armed services.

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Johnny Carson-Navy-WW2-1943-USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific. Communications officer in charge of decoding encrypted messages/He also Boxed while in the Navy.

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Ty Hardin, born Orison Whipple Hungerford, Jr., (born January 1, 1930), is a former American actor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was commissioned after attending Officer Candidate School, and became a pilot of Forward Observer O-1 Bird Dog liaison aircraft.

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Charles Marshall - Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Served in the Confederate Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and Aide-de-Camp to General Robert E. Lee. He was present at the major battles of the Army of Northern Virginia and at Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

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