Navy to name ship after 1st black dee...

Navy to name ship after 1st black deep-sea diver

There are 8 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Mar 4, 2008, titled Navy to name ship after 1st black deep-sea diver. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

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.

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oldsailor

Gloucester, VA

#1 Mar 4, 2008
I don't normally write in caps but YES! A well deserved honor. I first heard about him in Sub School in 1968. He is a real American hero and a good choice for naming a navy ship.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#2 Mar 4, 2008
Should have happened before he died. He definitely deserves this great honor.
EJ Smithfield

Suffolk, VA

#3 Mar 4, 2008
He may have fought racism, but how did he fair against The Flood?
Richard Harris

Norfolk, VA

#4 Mar 4, 2008
He set the example as a great sailor. The race aspect is BS. This man earned the honor as a sailor and example for those who follow.
Mike

Hampton, VA

#5 Mar 5, 2008
Well deserved, Congrats Master Chief and thanks for serving.
So True

Newport News, VA

#7 Mar 5, 2008
Richard Harris wrote:
He set the example as a great sailor. The race aspect is BS. This man earned the honor as a sailor and example for those who follow.
Mr. Harris, this is a first for you. I have never seen where you have had a kind word to say about anyone, let alone a well deserving black man. I am inclined to say "thank you". Have a great day.
Barbara V

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 Mar 7, 2008
Wasnt there another amputee prior to MC Brashear who was reinstated into active duty? According to the movie papers were sent to the MC while he was injured and in the hospital that another amputee was reinstated to active duty after being hurt. The precedence was already set by that military person.
uspatriotvet

Ashburn, VA

#9 Mar 25, 2008
Barbara V wrote:
Wasnt there another amputee prior to MC Brashear who was reinstated into active duty? According to the movie papers were sent to the MC while he was injured and in the hospital that another amputee was reinstated to active duty after being hurt. The precedence was already set by that military person.
Looked like a AFG/Flying Tiger by the photo.
Douglas Bader best known example in RAF in WW2.
Ernst Rudel in Luftwaffe in WW2 ( Stuka Pilot )
Many others.
It's great when the Services recognise those who
sacrificed and gave so much more.
If amputees can still do the job, still willing to serve,then by God, Let them continue to serve this nation in any and every capacity!
Never let the "rules and regulations" book inter-
fere with anyone who's earned the job by deeds
and sacrifice. GO NAVY.

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