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Jim Graham, a Navy veteran and radio operator
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Jim Graham, a Navy veteran and radio operator on the USS Mason, died in the Roosevelt home he shared with his wife, Barbara.(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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Pioneering black sailor James Graham dies

Jim Graham was a radio operator on the USS Mason, the first Navy vessel that enlisted African American men during WWII. Mr. Graham, a resident of Roosevelt, died Jan. 7, 2013, at 90.