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Naval Academy’s 1st black graduate dies at 85

Naval Academy’s 1st black graduate dies at 85

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/05/ap-naval-academy-first-black-graduate-wesley-brown-dies-052412/ Naval Academy’s 1st black graduate dies at 85 The Associated Press Posted : Thursday May 24, 2012 8:27:16 EDT ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African-American to graduate from the Naval Academy, has died, the academy said. He was 85. The Capital of Annapolis reported that Brown died Tuesday. An academy spokesman did not know where Brown died and a cause of death was not immediately known Wednesday. Brown, a 1949 graduate, was appointed to the academy in 1945. He was the sixth black admitted but the first to earn a degree. Brown “embodied the highest ideals of the Academy’s mission and dedicated himself to decades of selfless and distinguished service to our nation,” Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, the Naval Academy’s superintendent, said in a...

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