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  1. Yes it was about skin color. I was not asking for a legendary captain. I was asking for a captain, that I felt would represent some of the player base that is not represented at this time. WOT has African American tankers. Is it too much to ask for a African American captain. I used him cause he served during WOWS timeline. He did not need to be all special and stuff. Maybe give him some points? And easily obtainable through a campaign? Or hell I would spend actual money for him. Legendary was not even in my original post. I used Halsey and Yamamoto as an example of special captains in the game. I guess I should have used the space captains instead.
  2. Clarification: Not for a legendary captain. I submit Samuel Gravely Jr. for first "African American" USN commander in world of warships. He does not have the battle honors of say Halsey or Yamamoto. But he is the first "African American" officer to attain the levels he did during his service. "Firsts" for us are a big thing. He also served as an officer during WWII. Samuel L. Gravely Jr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. Samuel Gravely, United States Navy photograph circa 1970. Born June 4, 1922 Richmond, Virginia Died October 22, 2004 (aged 82) Bethesda, Maryland Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery Allegiance United States Service/branch United States Navy Years of service 1942–1980 Rank Vice Admiral Commands held USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717) USS Taussig (DD-746) USS Jouett (CG-29) Cruiser-Destroyer Group Two Third Fleet Defense Communications Agency Battles/wars World War II Korean War Vietnam War Awards Legion of Merit (2) Bronze Star Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. (June 4, 1922 – October 22, 2004) was a United States Navy officer. He was the first African American in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, the first to command a Navy ship, the first fleet commander, and the first to become a flag officer, retiring as a vice admiral.[1] Contents 1 Early life and training 2 World War II and Korean War 3 Vietnam War and later career 4 Later years and legacy 5 See also 6 References 7 External links Early life and training Gravely was born on June 4, 1922 in Richmond, Virginia, the oldest of five children of Mary George Gravely and postal worker Samuel L. Gravely Sr. He attended Virginia Union University but left before graduating to join the Naval Reserve in 1942.[2] He had attempted to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1940 but was turned away due to a supposed heart murmur.[3] After receiving basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, Gravely entered the V-12 Navy College Training Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Upon graduating from UCLA, he completed Midshipmen's School at Columbia University and was commissioned an ensign on November 14, 1944. His commission came only eight months after the "Golden Thirteen" became the first African-American officers in the U.S. Navy.[2] World War II and Korean War Gravely began his seagoing career as the only black officer aboard the submarine chaser USS PC-1264, which was one of two U.S. Navy ships (the other being USS Mason (DE-529)) with a predominantly black enlisted crew. Before June 1, 1942, African Americans could only enlist in the Navy as messmen; PC-1264 and Mason were intended to test the ability of blacks to perform general Navy service. For the remainder of World War II, PC-1264 conducted patrols and escort missions along the east coast of the U.S. and south to the Caribbean.[2] In 1946, Gravely was released from active duty, remaining in the Naval Reserve. He married schoolteacher Alma Bernice Clark later that year; the couple went on to raise three children, Robert, David, and Tracey. He returned to his hometown of Richmond and re-enrolled at Virginia Union University, graduating in 1948 with a degree in history and then working as a railway postal clerk.[2][3] Gravely was recalled to active duty in 1949 and worked as a recruiter in Washington, D.C. before holding both shore and sea assignments during the Korean War. During that time he served on the USS Iowa as a communications officer.[1] He transferred from the Reserve to the regular Navy in 1955 and began to specialize in naval communications.[2] Vietnam War and later career Many of Gravely's later career achievements represented "firsts" for African Americans. In 1961, he became the first African-American officer to command a U.S. Navy ship, the USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717) (Robert Smalls had briefly commanded a Navy ship in the American Civil War, although he was a civilian, not a Navy officer). When he took command of the destroyer escort USS Falgout (DE-324) in January 1962, he was the first African-American officer to command a combat ship. During the Vietnam War he commanded the destroyer USS Taussig (DD-746) as it performed plane guard duty and gunfire support off the coast of Vietnam in 1966, making him the first African American to lead a ship into combat. In 1967 he became the first African American to reach the rank of captain, and in 1971 the first to reach rear admiral.[2] At the time of his promotion to rear admiral, he was in command of the guided missile frigate USS Jouett (DLG-29). Gravely commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group 2. He was later named the Director of Naval Communications. From 1976 to 1978, he commanded the Third Fleet based in Hawaii, then transferred to Virginia to direct the Defense Communications Agency until his retirement in 1980.[2] Gravely's military decorations include the World War II Victory Medal, the Korean Service Medal with two service stars, the United Nations Korea Medal, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.[2] Later years and legacy Following his military retirement, Gravely settled in rural Haymarket, Virginia, and worked as a consultant.[2] After suffering a stroke,[2] Gravely died at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 22, 2004. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. In Richmond, the street on which Gravely grew up was renamed "Admiral Gravely Boulevard" in 1977.[2] The destroyer USS Gravely (DDG-107), commissioned in 2010, was named in his honor.[3]
  3. I would too. If flags weren't the only things I have gotten in the last several SC's. I have not gotten any of these big payouts, ever.
  4. 100 stupid speed flags. Joy.
  5. Des Moines or Worcester?

    DM for fast hard hitting guns to wreck cruisers, and broadside BBs. WOR for gatling like Dakka Dakka to r*pe DDs, and burner up BBs.
  6. Lol, just when I was thinking about spending more on this game.........nevermind.
  7. The Ranked Report

    Well, I got matched with the same "bad" player for 2 games literally back to back. Each time I was in a different ship, he/she was in a Monty. The person berated anyone trying to communicate and charged straight into the enemy with no support. Died quickly each time. Both games were a loss. Teams fell apart shortly after. So, yeah that was fun.
  8. holy crap seattle sucks

    Seattle is a pay wall. I payed to get over and I am glad I did. I am keeping her though, in hopes of some buffs and sentimental value.
  9. I did both lines. Have DM and WSTR. I personally enjoyed the CL line more as the Dakka Dakka made up for the softness of the ships. The CA line was more of a "catch someone being dumb" to make the most of the guns, for me. Though I love my Atlanta, so I am sure that is a factor.
  10. Puka Puka Fleet

    Does everything have to be sexual? Can people just enjoy the look of things because they are cute, interesting, cool, fun, different, etc. I have daughters........I love anime. They love it too. Including the little girls with ships/tanks. Its cute. I see girls playing with weaponry...........what do you see?
  11. 33% win rate in 42 games

    Cursed ship. Take a break from playing it.
  12. Last thing we need is Alaska as a steel ship. There is too many people that want her, that do not play clan battles. It would be a waist of a good premium ship. The super Russian cruiser is not enough for clan battle people? At least for a couple seasons?
  13. Premium Ship Review #108: T-61

    One more thing to consider is, tier 7 mm is more "comfortable" then tier 6. More tier 7 vs same tier or lower. Tier 6 sees a lot of 8's. I quite like the Z-39. I have found her to be a good brawler and cap contester. The 150 are slow on the DPM. But they hit hard and break s*#$! Her health pool has saved my [edited]many times. I find her to be a very competitive DD for her tier. T-61 looks interesting and I am sure is just as competitive(if not more). But for me the tier 6 thing is a turn off.
  14. Lol teach your clan member not to be a necromancer.
  15. Not Really a Free Game

    Freedom costs a "buck O' five"! So not not free.
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