Sunday, December 07, 2008

Remembering Pearl Harbor

(Doris "Dorie" Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was an African American cook in the United States Navy and a hero who went above and beyond the call of duty during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the US Navy at the time, after the Medal of Honor and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (today the Navy Cross precedes the Distinguished Service Medal).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Miller !!!! Bedlam heard about this somewhere.
Glad to someone wrote about this day. Miller.....whooo! Bedlam's hats off to you. This Is An AMERICAN
Thank you for the information about Doris Miller.