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,

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,

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 living…

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 living…

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The restaurant, led for almost 40 years by Doris (Miller) Urbansky, was a family favorite.

Sticky buns at Miller's Dining Room in Lakewood: Cleveland Remembers

The restaurant, led for almost 40 years by Doris (Miller) Urbansky, was a family favorite.

Valor awards for Doris Miller..Medal of Honor. After becoming a National hero for his actions at Pearl Harbor, Doris Miller returned to combat duty on the escort carrier U.S.S. Liscome Bay, and was killed in action when it was sunk by a Japanese submarine on November 24, 1943.

Valor awards for Doris Miller..Medal of Honor. After becoming a National hero for his actions at Pearl Harbor, Doris Miller returned to combat duty on the escort carrier U.S.S. Liscome Bay, and was killed in action when it was sunk by a Japanese submarine on November 24, 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, 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, IL, 7 January 1943 (US National Archives)

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)

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

Doris’ life experience is exactly what makes her so special in her new group of friends. Meet Doris Miller in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’, now available on Blu-ray. #hellomynameisdoris

Doris’ life experience is exactly what makes her so special in her new group of friends. Meet Doris Miller in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’, now available on Blu-ray. #hellomynameisdoris

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