Brashear’s training as an amputee was grueling, but he wouldn’t express just how painful it was to the Navy. He knew they would take him out of training.

In 2000, Brashear’s life was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the film “Men of Honor.”

Carl Brashear passed away in July 2006 from respiratory and heart failure.

Little Known Black History Fact: Carl Brashear, Master Diver  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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