I am writing a character in my project based off of the real life hero: Carl Brashear - the first Afro-American Master Diver in the US Navy. Wiki entry for Carl Brashear
The thing is, I really would like for people to look into Mr. Brashear’s life because a hero like him deserves to be better known and he is someone we all can learn from. Yet, without naming my character the same name (something I am not going to do in any event) I am only coming up with a mention of him in a glossary/wiki page in my stats. This is not ideal because most people won’t read those types of stats pages in the story - yet I really want to inspire people to learn about him.
Does anyone have any other ideas I can use to accomplish this?