A Korean American woman broke glass ceilings of her time when she became the first Asian American female officer to serve in the U.S. Navy at the height of World War II.
Susan Ahn Cuddy, who reached the rank of lieutenant, became an unlikely leader to countless White men, thriving in an atmosphere of anti-Asian sentiment and sexism in the military.
Two American women, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, were saved after being stranded in the middle of the ocean for five months thanks to a Taiwanese fishing boat that spotted them on Oct. 24.
The women’s crippled sailboat were spotted by the Taiwanese fishing vessel about 900 miles southeast of Japan, according to Taiwan News. After they saw Appel and Fuiaba’s boat, the crew immediately contacted the United States Navy stationed in Guam.
An American Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship on Monday, resulting to several injuries and 10 missing Navy sailors off the coast of Singapore.
According to CNN, five U.S. Navy sailors were injured in the recent collision of the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, USS John S. McCain, with the merchant ship, Alnic MC, east of Singapore on Monday at 5:24 a.m.