Monday, April 02, 2007

Fair Winds and Following Seas

The last 2 Navy veterans of World War One have just died.

Loyd Brown, the last Navy veteran of World War one died Thursday in Maryland at the age of 105.
He had lied about his age (16) to enlist during WW1 and served as a gunner aboard the Battleship New Hampshire.

His death followed on the heels of the passing of the last of the "Yeomanettes".

Charlotte Winters, the last female Navy Veteran of World War One died on the 28th, also in Maryland. She was one of the very first group of women ever accepted into the Navy. She served in the Naval reserve as a yeoman until she retired in 1953. She was 109.

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