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

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

On this day in history: Doris Miller receiving the Navy Cross award from Admiral Chester Nimitz onboard carrier Enterprise Pearl Harbor US Territory of Hawaii 27 May 1942.

On this day in history: Doris Miller receiving the Navy Cross award from Admiral Chester Nimitz onboard carrier Enterprise Pearl Harbor US Territory of Hawaii 27 May 1942.

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…

May 27,  1942: DORIS MILLER BECOMES FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO RECEIVE NAVY CROSS  -  Doris "Dorie" Miller, a cook aboard the USS West Virginia, becomes the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross for displaying "extraordinary courage and disregard for his own personal safety" during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

May 27, 1942: DORIS MILLER BECOMES FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO RECEIVE NAVY CROSS - Doris "Dorie" Miller, a cook aboard the USS West Virginia, becomes the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross for displaying "extraordinary courage and disregard for his own personal safety" during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

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1942: DORIS MILLER BECOMES FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO RECEIVE NAVY CROSS

1942: DORIS MILLER BECOMES FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO RECEIVE 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, IL, 7 January 1943 (US National Archives)

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