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MCPO Carl Maxie Brashear
Birth: Jan. 19, 1931
Larue County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 2006
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA

United States Navy Officer. He was one of the first African-American divers in the United States Navy. He joined the Navy in 1948. Despite almost daily occurences of discrimination, he graduated from the diving program in 1954. In 1966, he was tasked with recovering a bomb in the waters off Spain. During the mission he was struck below his left knee by a pipe that was being used to hoist the explosive out of the water. Damage to his leg was too severe and it was amputated to avoid gangrene. He was the first Navy diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee. He retired from the Navy in 1979 after more than 30 years of dedicated and faithful service to his country. (bio by: Ron) 
Family links: 
  McDonald Brashear (1898 - 1974)
  Gonzella Brashear (1903 - 1996)
  Shazanta Brashear (1955 - 1996)*
  Maynard Leo Brashear (1921 - 2001)*
  Carl Maxie Brashear (1931 - 2006)
*Calculated relationship
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"I ain't gonna let nobody steal my dream"
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Jul 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15044278
MCPO Carl Maxie Brashear
Added by: Ron Moody
MCPO Carl Maxie Brashear
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MCPO Carl Maxie Brashear
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God bless you on your Birthday (US Navy's 242nd Birthday, belated). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Oct. 15, 2017
- Janice
 Added: Aug. 15, 2017
Thank you and God bless you for your service to our great Nation. Rest in Peace.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Aug. 5, 2017
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