Women in the Navy - World War II to 1969, Part III
While nurses treated patients at medical facilities in Vietnam and on hospital ships, no enlisted WAVES and few officers worked in country.
LT Elizabeth G. Wiley, the first WAVES to serve in country, reported to Commander Naval Forces, Saigon in June 1967. WAVES worked with advancing technologies during the war.
Post World War II - 1969 Part I
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Jean Szymanski, USNR
Weged in a maze of electronic equipment, toggle switches and the staccato stutterings of an oscilloscope, Szymanski
is the first Navy woman electrical enginner to graduate under NESEP (Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program). She is
pictured at the Aero Electronics Technology Department of the Naval Air Development Center,
Johnsville, Pennsylvania., March 1968.
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Color Guard, Naval Station, San Diego, California
The look of the station's Color Guard was enhanced by the volunteer of four WAVES
in February 1969.
The WAVES were: (left to right):
Yeoman Third Class Shirley Makowski, USN
Seaman Gerry Bittner, USN
Seaman Apprentice Marge Hite, USN
Seaman Apprentice Penette Roy, USN
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