Carl Brashear

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Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Toniville, KY
Death Date
Jul 25, 2006 (75)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Toniville, KY
Death Date
Jul 25, 2006 (75)

About

First African American Navy Master Diver who helped recover a missing bomb for the air force, which led to receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.

Before Fame

In 1954, he became the first African American to attend the Dining & Salvage School.

Trivia

After losing his leg while recovering a bomb, he became the first amputee to be certified as a U.S. Navy diver.

Family Life

He married three times and had four children, DaWayne, Shazanta, Phillip, and Patrick.

Associated With

Cuba Gooding Jr. portrayed him in the 2000 biopic film Men of Honor.