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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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,

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Life is a series of magic moments. Catch a glimpse of Doris Miller’s life in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’, starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield. | #hellomynameisdoris is now available on Blu-ray

Life is a series of magic moments. Catch a glimpse of Doris Miller’s life in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’, starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield. | #hellomynameisdoris is now available on Blu-ray

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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.

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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.”Soyouthinkyoucansee on tumblr.

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

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

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Doris Miller - Miller speaking with sailors and a civilian at Naval Station Great Lakes, January 7, 1943.

Doris Miller - Miller speaking with sailors and a civilian at Naval Station Great Lakes, January 7, 1943.

I’m possible! We all have an #innerdoris just waiting to get out! | Meet Sally Field as Doris Miller in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’, now available on Blu-ray

I’m possible! We all have an #innerdoris just waiting to get out! | Meet Sally Field as Doris Miller in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’, now available on Blu-ray

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Doris “Dorie” Miller, a black mess attendant on the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. While carrying out an order of loading the ship with weapons, Miller took over a machine gun aboard and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes. He was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II, and given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Doris “Dorie” Miller, a black mess attendant on the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. While carrying out an order of loading the ship with weapons, Miller took over a machine gun aboard and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes. He was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II, and given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

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