New Navy cargo ship to be named for Carl Brashear

One of the Navy's newest Military Sealift Command dry cargo ships will be named after the service's first black deep-sea diver, the Secretary of the Navy announced Monday. Full Story
Git-a-Grip

Hampton, VA

#1 Mar 4, 2008
When the race spin is added it dampens the real accomplishments Master Chief Brashear made. It's sad because it gives the appearance that "oh yeah by the way he was a great diver and overcame the challenge of loosing a leg and continuing a service." Loose the race card it's what is truly holding a brother down. People like Carl Brashear didn't need to play the card, they prove their greatness.
Good Job USN he deserves all the recognition. For being a great diver.
High Colorblind Achiever

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#2 Mar 4, 2008
Git-a-Grip wrote:
When the race spin is added it dampens the real accomplishments Master Chief Brashear made.
Adding Master Chief Brashear's race only serves to emphasize the greatness of his achievement in the face of adversity. While he is to be admired for his hard work, dedication to duty, and integrity, noting his ethnicity is a function of American society. If America was not so conscious of the shade of ones epidermal layer, discussion points like this would not exist. Suffice it to say, Master Chief Brashear deserves this honor no more or no less because he was a minority, but most definitely for the manner in which he rendered service to this country in the U.S. Navy.
Kimberly Artis

Portsmouth, VA

#3 Mar 4, 2008
Congratulations to the family of this great Navy Diver. He deserves all of the honor and accolades due him. I only wish he lived to see this event take place. I feel very proud as a friend of the family to know he is getting his just reward.
Rochelle Patton

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 5, 2008
I am one of Carl Brashear's nieces. He would be proud, yet humbled by this honor! I know He is looking down and have given his blessings. We, as a family, are even more proud to continue on with remember our remarkable Man of Honor! Be blessed!
Frank E Josenhans

Atlanta, GA

#5 Mar 9, 2008


B.S.
Frank E Josenhans

Atlanta, GA

#6 Mar 9, 2008


no comment
Bob Merriman

Sulphur, LA

#7 Mar 10, 2008
There must have been two Carl Brashears. The one I knew was not the navy's first black deep sea diver, He was the first black Master Diver.

Will the ship be painted Black or the standard grey?

Is this man the best black Navy man to name a ship after? Very Sad!!
Bobby Jones

Magazine, AR

#8 Mar 10, 2008
Its the race card and political in the 60s The movie was B S ask any Navy Master Diver. Retired Navy Master Diver... as the two comments above Bobby Jones

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