9. Carl Brashear Diver Trailblazer

Another life of discrimination and determination to succeed.      
Carl Brashear was the first African American and first amputee Master Diver in the U.S. Navy’s history. He was born on a sharecropper’s farm in rural Kentucky with little education, but rose through discrimination and bigotry to the highest Naval rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.

In 1996 due to an injury in a salvage operation he had to have his left leg amputated.
In comemoration of the man Oris created the Carl Brashear diver watch. Oris knocked it out of the park with this design. A great tribute!



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