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  • Judge asks DA to Investigate Brashear High School shooting

    12/03/2013 10:02:33 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 2 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | 16 November 2013 | None Given
    In this AP Story we hear how Pittsburgh judge James Motznik is asking for an explanation for why he is hearing so few cases originating within Brashear High School. The impetus for the judge's inquiry stems from the 13 November 2013 afternoon shooting at Brashear, in which three students were wounded. The shooting is widely thought to have been drug/gang related.
  • Brashear High School Shooting: Three Students Shot Near Pittsburgh Campus

    11/13/2013 1:21:10 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 281 replies
    SeeBC News ^ | 13 nov 13
    Authorities in Pittsburgh, Pa., responded to reports of gunfire near an area high school just after dismissal Wednesday afternoon. Police officers rushed to Brashear High School, where three male students were reportedly injured, according to KDKA. Authorities were searching for the suspected shooter or shooters in the woods behind the school, WPXI reports.
  • First black Navy master diver honored with ship named for him

    09/18/2008 9:12:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 1,171+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 18, 2008
    By Kate Wiltrout The Virginian-Pilot September 18, 2008 By Kate Wiltrout The Virginian-Pilot Carl Brashear was a man with unwavering determination to serve as a Navy diver - and to return to the water even after losing a leg. Thursday in San Diego, the Navy's top officials gathered to honor Brashear at the christening and launch of a supply ship bearing his name. Also in the crowd was Senior Chief Petty Officer John Allen, a diver from Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base. Several years ago, he spent just a few minutes with Brashear, but it made a big impression. Brashear...
  • Brashear’s character served as model

    07/30/2006 12:44:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 526+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 7/28/06 | The Virginian-Pilot
    Never waver. Carl Maxie Brashear, the Navy’s first black deep sea diver, must have uttered that mantra repeatedly as he overcame obstacle after obstacle. It steeled him when Navy officials attempted to keep him out of diving classes. It bolstered him when, after his leg was amputated, the Navy brass thought he was crazy to believe he could return as a diver. It must have been a source of pride after receiving major military awards and seeing his life portrayed in the movie, “Men of Honor.” Brashear, 75, died this week at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, the same hospital where...
  • Legendary Navy diver Brashear dies

    07/25/2006 3:12:33 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies · 2,486+ views
    WVEC ^ | 7/25/06
    He made history as the first African American US Navy Master Diver. Tuesday afternoon, 75-year-old Carl Brashear died at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, His story was told in the 2000 film “Men of Honor,” and he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear joined the United States Navy in 1948 at the age of 17. He became the only amputee deep-sea diver to reach the status of Master Diver and was the only black man to ever become Master Diver of the United States Navy, a position he held from 1975 to 1977, according to the Navy. He retired...