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.

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,

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.

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…

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.

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.

Doris Miller was working in a kitchen like this one.

Doris Miller was working in a kitchen like this one.

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