By JOHN FRIEDLEIN
NORFOLK, Va. — A maritime museum recently opened an exhibit dedicated to the Navy’s first black master diver, who was from Sonora.
Dream to Dive: The Life of Navy Master Diver Carl Brashear tells the story of how he served even after his leg was amputated because of a salvage accident. The Nauticus museum display runs until June 7.
“It’s unbelievable,” said his nephew, H. Ron Brashear of Atlanta.