Carl Brashear Makes Navy History

Carl Brashear

FACT OF THE DAY: In 1954 Carl Brashear became the first African-American U.S. Navy diver. After an injury he suffered while on active duty, he became the first amputee (of any race) to be re-certified as a Navy diver. In 1970 Brashear accomplished his life-long goal. He became the first African-American U.S. Navy Master Diver. His real life story was the inspiration for the 2000 film Men Of Honor.

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