Wesley Brown: Civil Engineer Corps

He had to endure a lot of hate and violence in order to receive his engineering degree.

Brown graduated in 1949 with an engineering degree, and was assigned to the Navy Civil Engineering Services Department.  He served 20 years in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps where he built houses in Hawaii, roads in Liberia, wharves in the Philippines, a nuclear power plant in Antarctica and a desalination plant in Cuba. He rose to the rank of lieutenant commander and retired in 1969.

– See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/brown-wesley-1927#sthash.7mlAmNa6.dpuf

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/us/wesley-brown-first-black-naval-graduate-dies-at-85.html

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