Carl Brashear Memorial - Events & Tributes


The life of Carl "Maxie" Brashear was immortalized in the movie "Men of Honor" which starred Cuba Gooding, Jr. to assist people to better understand the man himself as he continues to be recognized for not only his spirit and drive to achieve his dreams but also as a humble man who wanted to serve his country and make a difference. Though Carl passed in July 2006, the tributes to him continue.

This page serves as landing point for you to reference the different events being done to remember Carl and the attributes he stood for in life.

A Story of Inspiration

A Story of Inspiration

A story by Tony Palm
He relates the tale of his the difficulties he faced, and ultimately overcame, in his desire to become a navy diver. And of the man who inspired him to attain his goal.

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Black History Month 2014

Black History Month - February, 2014

Black History Month – February 10, 2014
Phillip Brashear addressed a large group people at the Strategic Systems Programs Command during their Black History Month Observance on 10 February 2014.

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23rd Annual UMOJA Festival

23rd Annual UMOJA Festival

Portsmouth, VA – May 24, 2013
The City of Portsmouth hosted the 23rd Annual UMOJA Festival from May 24th thru 26th, 2013. This three-day festival took place at nTelos Wireless Pavilion and Festival Park.

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Naval Surface Warfare Center

Black History Celebration

Panama City, FL – February 5, 2013
CW4 Phillip Brashear was invited to speak at the Naval Support Activity for the annual Black History Celebration for the Naval Surface Warfare Center on February 5, 2013.

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VA Medical Center Donation

VA Medical Center Donation

Richmond, Va - October 4th 2012
Phillip Brashear, son of the late Master Chief Carl Brashear, was on hand to present Janelle Giles of Voluntary Services with the donation to the Center's General Purpose Fund.

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Men of Honor Screening

Men of Honor Screening

The Pentagon – February 10, 2012
The Pentagon in Washington D.C. honored the late Master Chief and Master Diver Carl Brashear with a movie viewing of 'Men of Honor' in the Pentagon auditorium.

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