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.

First African American to Awarded The Navy Cross Was a Cook Firing .50-Caliber Machine Guns at Japanese Bombers At Pearl Harbor

First African American to Awarded The Navy Cross Was a Cook Firing .50-Caliber Machine Guns at Japanese Bombers At Pearl Harbor

I always liked this statue.....John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

John Basilone (November 1916 – February was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the.

US NAVY PATCH - FFG 46 USS RENTZ - NAVY CHAPLAIN AND NAVY CROSS RECIEPENT

US NAVY PATCH - FFG 46 USS RENTZ - NAVY CHAPLAIN AND NAVY CROSS RECIEPENT

James Earle Fraser, sculptor, coin designer and Navy Cross and WW1 Medals. Designed the Buffalo nickel.

James Earle Fraser, sculptor, coin designer and Navy Cross and WW1 Medals. Designed the Buffalo nickel.

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

Sgt.Maj. Daniel Daly (1873-1937). He was a respected marine for 30 years and is one of just 19 men to earn 2 Medals of Honor. He received his for actions in the Boxer Rebellion and the Banana Wars on Haiti. He was nominated for a third during World War I but was given a Distinguished Service Cross, a Navy Cross and a Silver Star instead.

Sgt.Maj. Daniel Daly (1873-1937). He was a respected marine for 30 years and is one of just 19 men to earn 2 Medals of Honor. He received his for actions in the Boxer Rebellion and the Banana Wars on Haiti. He was nominated for a third during World War I but was given a Distinguished Service Cross, a Navy Cross and a Silver Star instead.

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