US Navy Diver LEGEND Carl Brashear

U.S. Navy Diver Carl Brashear was born on 19 JAN 1931.

Brashear had undergone harassment, hazing, and many other violent threats to become the first African-American Master Diver in the Navy.

In 1966, Brashear was injured by a steel pipe while pushing another Sailor to safety. Brashear elected to amputate his leg after learning the injury could take four years to heal.
This bad ass MFer had zero time to kill! After a strenuous year of rehabiliation, he qualified as the first black Master Diver and the first amputee diver in 1970. His story inspired the 2000 movie "Men of Honor."

Brashear retired in 1979 with 31 years of service. He died in 2006 at the age of 75.

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