In July of final 12 months, we posted about Captain Invoice Pinkney‘s induction into the Nationwide Crusing Corridor of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award as an “Enthusiastic Pattern Setter.” Captain Pinkney was the primary African American to solo-circumnavigate the world through Cape Horn. Born on September 15, 1935, in Chicago, he attended public colleges in Chicago and joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from highschool in 1954.
Now, on the thirtieth anniversary of returning to the U.S. from his historic 22-month solo sail all over the world, Captain Pinkney can be honored as “Hero of the Sport” at Assured Fee Discipline in Chicago on Thursday, June 9.
The White Sox honor a member of the army at every house sport. At a delegated half-inning break, Captain Invoice can be honored on the sector and featured reside on the centerfield videoboard as the general public handle announcer salutes each his service to our nation and his solo voyage.
A local Chicago South Sider, Captain Invoice Pinkney served within the US Navy from 1953 to 1960, turning into energetic in 1956. He served in each the Korean Struggle and the Vietnam Struggle as a hospital corpsman on a number of ships together with the plane service USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt deployed within the Atlantic Fleet and the seaplane tender USS Albemarle, deployed to the Atlantic Fleet primarily based in Puerto Rico. Captain Invoice is presently energetic with the U.S. Service provider Marine in Puerto Rico, the place he’s a licensed Captain for vessels with as much as 200 gross tons.
Captain Invoice is in Chicago from his house in Puerto Rico to introduce and signal his new youngsters’s e-book Crusing Dedication Across the World. The e-book, illustrated by famous Chicago artist Pamela C. Rice, goals to encourage readers from 8 to 12-years-outdated with tales, adventures, and sights of the voyage and the teachings Captain Invoice discovered at sea: dream massive, persevere, and don’t be distracted by hurdles that include transferring ahead.
Pinkney can be signing his e-book and telling tales of his adventures on Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the Chicago Maritime Museum within the Bridgeport Artwork Heart at 1200 West thirty fifth Avenue. Youngsters can be seated in a particular studying circle to listen to Captain Invoice learn from his e-book and take part in a question-and-answer session.
Due to Mary Ann O’Rourke for contributing to this publish.