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.

Warrior Transition Battalion – Ft Knox

Warrior Transition BattalionWarrior Transition Battalion

Ft Knox Kentucky – March 18, 2009
Visiting soldiers in the Ireland Army Community Hospital, the Warrior Transition Battalion, and eventually addressing the Soldiers and family of the graduating class of new Armored Cavalry Scouts.

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The Brashear Conference Center

Brashear Conference Center

Virginia Beach, Va – April 1, 2009
The former Chief Petty Officer's Club endured a complete $880,000 renovation and was named the Brashear Conference Center in honor of the late Master Chief and Master Diver Carl Brashear.

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African-American Heritage Parade

African-American Heritage Parade

Newark, NJ – May 24, 2009
City, county and state dignitaries led the 43rd Annual African American Heritage Statewide Parade in New Jersey's largest celebration of African American heritage.

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Carl Brashear's Life Celebration

Brashear Life Celebration

Fort Story – July 25th, 2011
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story Brashear Conference Center held a 'Life Celebration' of Navy Master Diver Boatswain Mate Master Chief Carl M. Brashear.

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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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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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