Hyman Rickover (1900 – 1986) was a four-star admiral of the US Navy and the father of the US nuclear navy. All of our current nuclear navy, which includes 200 nuke subs and 23 nuke capital ships was developed because of his skill, political savvy and knowledge. He was a brilliant American who moved the US Navy far ahead of all of our enemies and competitors. During his record 63 years in the Navy, his team never had a single nuclear accident while developing/building nuclear powered ships.
Buddy Ebsen (actor). Joined the US Coast Guard in 1941, and was given the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. This wartime rank was one step up from the rank of Ensign, the usual rank given newly appointed naval officers in peacetime. Ebsen served as damage control officer and later as executive officer on the Coast Guard-manned Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its “weather station” These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port in Seattle.
Old Hollywood Stars That Served In The United States Military | Humphrey Bogart Bogart enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWI in the spring of 1918. He is recorded as a model sailor who spent most of his months in the Navy after the Armistice was signed, ferrying troops back from Europe.
Sunita Williams holds the record for the longest space flight by a women, number of spacewalks for a female, and most spacewalk time. Sunita Williams is the only women to be commander of the International Space Station and is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Grumman F8F Bearcat - The Grumman F8F Bearcat (affectionately called "Bear") was an American single-engine naval fighter aircraft of the 1940s. It went on to serve into the mid-20th century in the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the air forces of other nations. It would be Grumman Aircraft's final piston engined fighter aircraft. Modified versions have broken speed records for propeller-driven aircraft, and are popular among warbird owners.