Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A True Man Of Honor Dies

CNN is reporting that Carl Brashear, 75, has died of respiratory and heart failure. Brashear was the first black Navy diver and served thirty years in the Navy, even after losing a leg while recovering a hydrogen bomb off of the coast of Spain in 1966. He was the sole inspiration for the movie "Men Of Honor." Cuba Gooding Jr., who played Brashear in the movie, said today that "The African-American community lost a great leader today in Carl Brashear."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Rest in peace, brother. H/T to Matt and Tracy.


Anonymous TEvans said...

You're welcome, Darlin!!

8:13 PM  

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