He Gave Courage, Honor and Commitment

a leg to stand on.

Carl M. Brashear, the first black U.S. Navy diver, died Tuesday. Brashear, 75, was portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the 2000 film “Men of Honor.”

He died at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth of respiratory and heart failure, the medical center said.
Brashear retired from the Navy in 1979 after more than 30 years of service. He was the first Navy diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee, the result of a leg injury he sustained during a salvage operation.

An incredible man. God speed, Master Chief Petty Officer.

3 Responses to “He Gave Courage, Honor and Commitment”

  1. DirtCrashr says:

    I liked that movie.

  2. Us, too. (Makes me sniffly.)

  3. Nightfly says:

    A total stud among men. Pretty good movie, too.
    Apropos of nothing – MAN, is that a lot of stripes to have on a sleeve. He looks like an 11-star Super Admiral from the future.

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