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.

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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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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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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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 Wade Center

The Wade Center

Bluefield, WV – February 24, 2009
The Wade Center is a community outreach facility dedicated to the spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental development of the Greater Bluefield area children, teens, and young adults.

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Eaton Corporation Site Visit

Eaton Corporation

Warwick, RI – November 21, 2008
The Warwick Plant, which is an industry leader in the production of aerospace engine components and seals allowed Phillip and Sandra Brashear to address the employees on site.

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