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vice admiral gravely

"Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. USN Ret."

In the Collection of
The USS Gravely (DDG 107)
United States Navy

Vice Admiral Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr., 1922-2004, had a Naval career of several notable achievements including being the first African-American to command a combatant ship, to be promoted to flag rank, and to command a naval fleet.