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.
The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. By the end of the day, the attack would kill more than 2,000 military personnel and civilians at Pearl Harbor. More than half of the military deaths, 1,177 sailors and Marines, were on the Arizona, the greatest loss of life ever on a U.S. warship. #ToHellAndBack #MariaRosaAuthor #WorldWarII #WorldWar2 #WWII #WW2 #history #PearlHarbor #AttackOnPearlHarbor #Hawaii #USA #USSArizona #Marines