Carl m brashear, a son of kentucky sharecroppers who in 1970 became the united states navy’s first black master diver, and whose story was told in the 2000 movie “men of honor,” died tuesday in portsmouth, va he was 75 the cause was heart and respiratory failure, said his former wife. Brashear's great-uncle carl brashear was the first african-american to be certified as a master diver in the united states navy he was the inspiration for the movie men of honor, in which he was portrayed by actor cuba gooding, jr.
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Carl brashear came from humble beginnings which gave no hint of the significant course his life would later take carl was the sixth of eight children born to a share cropper in rural tonieville, kentucky on january 19, 1931. Men of honor (2000) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Carl m brashear, the first black us navy diver, who was portrayed by cuba gooding jr in the 2000 film men of honor, died tuesday he was 75. Men of honor (released in the uk and ireland as men of honour) is a 2000 drama film, starring robert de niro and cuba gooding jr the film was directed by george tillman jr it is inspired by the true story of master chief petty officer carl brashear, the first african american master diver in the united states navy. The story behind ”men of honor” survivor‘s rudy isn’t the year’s only all-star navy manwith men of honor recruiting $133 million at the box office opening weekend, navy diver carl brashear (played by cuba gooding jr in the flick) should be awarded a distinguished service medal — for convincing hollywood to make a movie. Carl brashear first african american master diver in the usnavy to promote to master chief , and beat the odds after a losing his leg in a tragic accident.