Tag: death

Master Chief William Goines, first Black Navy SEAL, passes away at 88

The first Black sailor to serve as a modern-era Navy SEAL wasn’t allowed to use the public pool in his Ohio hometown. Still, William Goines left Lockland, Ohio at 19 to join the Navy, soon became one of just a handful of early Black ‘frogmen’ and was eventually the only Black sailor picked to help […]

An Air Force rescue vehicle crash left two airmen permanently disabled

An Air Force officer and NCO both suffered catastrophic injuries when the burly off-road rescue vehicle they were riding in rolled over and ejected them during a training event in the Northern Mariana Islands in early 2023. An accident investigation board found the driver, a special warfare captain, was driving too fast, had no training […]