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.

Dedication of Carl Brashear fireboat

Dedication of Carl Brashear fireboat

Hampton Roads, VA – October 24, 2007
A grant from the Department of Homeland Security along with funds from the Virginia Port Authority, and state Department of Fire Programs helped to purchase the almost $400,000 33-foot boat.

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14th Annual Khaki Ball

14th Annual Khaki Ball

Groton, CT – September 29, 2007
This year the committee met and decided to honor the most distinguished member of the class with a new Master Chief Carl Brashear Award given to Chief Petty Officer Gordon A. Smith.

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National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

September 19th, 2007
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum announced that a display will be constructed for Carl Brashear to ensure that his legacy of courage can live on for many generations to come.

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Patriot Guard Riders in Hampton Roads

Patriot Guard Riders

April 7, 2007
In honor of the life of Carl Brashear, the Patriot Guard Riders presented the Brashear Family and Estate a Patriot Guard Riders Honor Plaque, accepted by Philip Brashear.

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American Association of CC's

American Association of Community Colleges

April 14-17, 2007
Master Diver Carl Brashear was honored as an outstanding alumni of the American Association of Community Colleges at the Waterside Marriott ballroom during the Gala Dinner in Tampa, Florida.

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