First BLACK Navy Expert Diver who helped recover a lacking bomb for the environment force, which resulted in receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal. In 1954, he became the very first African American to wait the Eating & Salvage College. After dropping his lower leg while recovering a bomb, he became the very first amputee to become certified like a U.S. Navy diver. He wedded 3 x and experienced four kids, DaWayne, Shazanta, Phillip, and Patrick. Cuba Gooding Jr. portrayed him within the 2000 biopic film Males of Honor.