Young Bill Cosby enlisted in the Navy in 1956. He trained as a hospital corpsman and served aboard ships and at the Marine base at Quantico, Virginia, before being sent to Bethesda Naval Hospital, assigned to work with Korean War casualties. In 1960, Cosby was honorably discharged after four years of military service.
U.S. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed from Okinawa, Japan, participate in a joint landing operation with the South Korean Marines on March 29 in Pohang, South Korea. South Korea has remained technically at war with North Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953, and tensions on the peninsula are high once again as Pyongyang's new leader Kim Jong Un announced his administration will launch a satellite (which many analysts read as a ballistic missile test).
Harry Belafonte: At the young age of 19, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, veteran Harry Belafonte attended The New School for Social Research in New York City, using his GI Bill benefits.
TONY CURTIS (aka Bernard Schwartz) serving in World War II. Before he reinvented himself as a Hollywood star, Curtis served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was seventeen years old when Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in Toyko bay, where he was stationed. He witnessed the historic signing ceremony aboard his ship, the U.S.S. Proteus.
First Twenty Navy Nurses Appointed in 1908. The United States Navy Nurse Corps was officially established by Congress in 1908; however, unofficially, women had been working as nurses aboard Navy ships and in Navy hospitals for nearly 100 years.
Korea: Give Me Tomorrow In one of the most powerful photographs ever taken in wartime a U.S. Marine, stunned by cold and lack of sleep, grabs what rest he can during a lull in the fighting in Korea. This photograph -- which perhaps more than any other brought home the sheer unrelieved harshness of winter combat -- is also associated with one of the most famous quotes to emerge from the Korean War. David Douglas Duncan says that he asked this Marine, frozen almost to death, a question that…