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Gravely Celebration Student Luncheon

Battleship IOWA 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro

AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER In 1962 Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. became the first African American to take command of a U.S. Navy combatant ship. He continued to break barriers throughout his career, becoming the first African American commander, captain, rear admiral, and then vice admiral of the Navy before he retired. Each year, […]

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