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Doris Miller
Doris "Dorie" Miller is a US Navy Third Class chef who was killed in World War II. He was the first black American to receive the Navy Cross, the second tallest ornament for combat courage after the Medal of Honor. Miller served on the battleship West Virginia, sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. During the attack, he aided several Injured sailors, including the seriously wounded captain, and while armed with an anti-aircraft machine gun he had no training with, shot down the Japanese aircraft. Miller's actions earned him the medal, and as a result Miller's publicity in the black press made him an iconic war icon for black Americans. In November 1943 Miller was killed while serving on the aircraft carrier Liscome Bay when she was sunk by a Japanese submarine at the Battle of Makin in the Gilbert Islands.
Nickname(s)"Dorie"
BornOctober 12, 1919, Waco, Texas, U.S.
DiedNovember 24, 1943, USSLiscome Bay, off Makin Atoll, Gilbert and Ellice Islands
AllegianceUnited States of America
Years of service1939–1943
RankCook Third Class
Service number356-12-35
UnitUSS Pyro, USSWest Virginia, USSIndianapolis, USSLiscome Bay
Battles/warsWorld War II, Attack on Pearl Harbor, Battle of Makin, Gilbert Islands †

About Doris Miller

Doris Miller was born on October 12, 1919, in Waco, Texas, United States (He dies at the age of 24, on November 24, 1943).

Cook in the US Navy who was the first African-American to get the prestigious Navy Cross.

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Doris Miller before becoming famous

He worked on his family's farm before joining the US Navy in 1939.

Achievement of Doris Miller

During the Pearl Harbor attack, he fired anti-aircraft shots at Japanese invaders and carried injured American sailors to safety.

Doris Miller's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He was one of four children born to Henrietta and Connery Miller.

Doris Miller Collabed with

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks wrote a poem called"Negro Hero" about him.

Doris Miller Income source & Net worth

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Latest information about Doris Miller updated on March 21 2022.