Bill Cosby - Before he was one of America's favorite TV dads, Bill Cosby served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman. His job mostly consisted of helping rehab Korean War vets. He also worked briefly on a ship. Cosby served from (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Teddy Roosevelt worked for the people, protected national parks and broke up corporate monopolies that grew too powerful. Established USA as major military power. Loved by the people, hated by corporate titans and special interest groups.
"Hospital Apprentices second class Ruth C. Isaacs, Katherine Horton and Inez Patterson (left to right) are the first Negro WAVES to enter the Hospital Corps School at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD." 2 March (US National Archives)
October The People’s Republic of China did the unexpected when tens of thousands of Chinese troops poured into North Korea to oppose the South Korean and U. forces, and the war escalated into a new phase.
Dubbed the "forgotten war , the Korean conflict nevertheless was an event of profound significance for American society. The Korean War marked the first time that black and white Americans fought side by side in an integrated army.