Doris Miller - was a cook in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross,

Dorie Miller - was a cook in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross,

Dorie Miller, hero of Pearl Harbor, receiving the Navy Cross from Chester Nimitz, May 27, 1942.

‘The Hero of Pearl Harbor’ Admiral Nimitz pins the Navy Cross on Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller, at ceremony on board warship in Pearl Harbor, May 1942

Seaman Doris Miller

Seaman Doris Miller

Doris Miller, also known as “Dorie” by shipmates and friends was born on 12th October 1919 in Waco, Texas. He was the son of Connery and Henrietta Miller who were both subsistent farmers living a poor lifestyle in Texas. Doris was a very strong child weighing 200 pounds and a height of 5’ 9”. Due […...Doris Miller, also known as “Dorie” by shipmates and friends was born on 12th October 1919 in Waco, Texas. He was the son of Connery and Henrietta Miller who were both subsistent farmers…

Doris Miller, also known as “Dorie” by shipmates and friends was born on October 1919 in Waco, Texas. He was the son of Connery and Henrietta Miller.

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Pearl Harbor hero US Navy Mess Attendant First Class Doris Miller speaking during his war bond tour stop at the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, 7 January 1943 (US National Archives)

Dorie MIller, a messman in the U.S. Navy was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor (1st African American to be awarded the Navy Cross). ALL HE DID The Morning of Pearl Harbor Bombing was carry wounded sailors to safer locations, move his injured Captain (the Captain refused to leave his post & remained until his death), load machine guns, take control of one & began firing at Japanese planes (He HAD NO TRAINING IN OPERATING ONE). He fired until he ran out of ammunition.

Doris Miller - Born in Waco, Texas. Pearl Harbor hero, first African American to receive the Navy Cross.

Pearl Harbor hero US Navy Mess Attendant First Class Doris Miller talking with three sailors and a civilian, during his war bond tour stop at the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, IL, 7 January 1943 (US National Archives)

[Photo] US Navy Mess Attendant First Class Doris Miller talking with three sailors and a civilian, during his war bond tour stop at the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, United States, 7 Jan 1943

Pearl Harbor hero US Navy Mess Attendant First Class Doris Miller talking with three sailors and a civilian, during his war bond tour stop at the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, 7 Jan 1943 ~

Norma Shearer by George Hurrell. Inscribed in blue ink, “To Miss Doris Miller, Kindest regards, from, Norma Shearer.”Soyouthinkyoucansee on tumblr.

Norma Shearer by George Hurrell. Inscribed in blue ink, “To Miss Doris Miller, Kindest regards, from, Norma Shearer

On this day in history .....  Doris “Dorie” Miller from Waco, Texas, Ship’s Cook Third Class, was killed when the USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed at 05:10  on November 24, 1943.  Doris Miller was an African-American who had been awarded the Navy Cross for heroic actions on board the battleship 'West Virginia' (BB 48) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 ...... Dorie arose that day at 6 a.m. to begin work. When the Japanese attack occurred, he immediately reported to…

On this day in history ..... Doris “Dorie” Miller from Waco, Texas, Ship’s Cook Third Class, was killed when the USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed at 05:10 on November 24, 1943. Doris Miller was an African-American who had been awarded the Navy Cross for heroic actions on board the battleship 'West Virginia' (BB 48) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 ...... Dorie arose that day at 6 a.m. to begin work. When the Japanese attack occurred, he immediately reported to…

Ships cook Doris Miller.

Ships cook Doris Miller.

Ceremony to rename Waco VA after World War II Doris Miller set for Thursday

Ceremony to rename Waco VA after World War II Doris Miller set for Thursday

Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement (Hardcover) (Thomas W. Cutrer &

Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement (Hardcover) (Thomas W. Cutrer &

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