A Time of Honor
Various photographs depict Carl Brashear’s physical recovery after losing his leg in a diver accident in 1966. Brashear is the first African-American master diver in U.S. Navy’s history whose life story about overcoming physical and racial adversity was featured in the Hollywood film “Men of Honor” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro. His son, Phillip Brashear, has more than 38 years of military service between the U.S. Navy Reserve, the U.S. Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. He spent the majority of his Army career as a helicopter pilot with deployments to Bosnia and Iraq. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)