Samuel Gravely
Admiral Gravely through the eyes of former aide
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 7:15pm.

video Gravely was the first African American to be commissioned in the US Navy, the first to command a Navy ship and the first fleet commander. Melanie Higgins served as the admiral's top aide during his last tour of duty in 1980.

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Alma Gravely in town to talk about upcoming commissioning
Submitted by Chris Allen on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 9:32pm.

Mrs. Gravely had the honor of breaking the champagne bottle across the bow. She says she is humbled and knows her late husband would be proud.

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