A Son Never Forgets
190401-A-UW781-791.JPG Photo By: Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Breckenkamp

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JOINT EXPEDITIONARY BASE LITTLE CREEK-FORT STORY, Va. - Inside The Brashear Conference Center at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, stand a life-size photo of the late Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Carl Maxie Brashear and his diving suit he wore during U.S. Navy Diving and Salvage training in 1948. Brashear is a pioneer in the Navy's history, becoming the first African-American master diver and master chief. He was also the first person in the Navy’s history to be restored to full active duty as an amputee.


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