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Cheryl L. Koski, US Navy, 1972-2012


larry Nelson

Veteran’s History Project

Cheryl L. Koski was in college at the University of Connecticut. She learned of a scholarship program offered by the US Navy. The Navy would fund a student’s year in college and would expect two years payback in return. By 1973, she had an wobligation of service to fulfill. In the end, she served forty years.

On graduation from college, she reported to a Navy boot camp for Officers at Newport, Rhode Island. Here, she and other new officers were trained like recruits in the basics of the military and the Navy. They learned to march, went thr...

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