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Chief Loretta Perfectus "Yeoman" Walsh
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1896
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1925
Olyphant
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA

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." 
 
Inscription:
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.
 
Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Olyphant
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Carol STEVENS
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
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- Dawn D. Wolfe
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
Thank you for your service
- Patty Kohlenbeck
 Added: Dec. 27, 2012
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