|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1896|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 1925|
First woman to serve as anything but a Nurse in the military and the first female Yeoman in the United States Navy 1917 - 1919.
"On 21 Mar 1917, Loretta P. Walsh became the first woman Navy petty officer when she was sworn in as a Chief Yeoman. She served at the U.S. Navy Home at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and left the Navy after her four-year enlistment. Chief Petty Officer Walsh died on 6 Aug 1925 and is buried at Olyphant's St. Patrick's Cemetery, Olyphant, Pennsylvania."
Woman and Patriot. First of those enrolled in the United States Naval Serivce. World War 1917-1919. Her comrades dedicate this monument to keep alive forever memories of the sacrifice and devotion of womanhood.
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Created by: Carol STEVENS
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28491330