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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,

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Dorie Miller, hero of Pearl Harbor, receiving the Navy Cross from Chester Nimitz, May 27, 1942.

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Mountain cabin taken by Wayne County, WV photographer Thomas Luther. There is no better photo to illustrate the harshness and beauty of mountain life. So many things near and dear to mountaineers are shown in this photo - family, farming, hunting, dogs, and even banjo picking (note the kid behind the barrel of the gun). From Doris Miller Papers, Marshall University Special Collections

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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

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Conspicuous gallantry: Doris Miller at Pearl Harbor was one of World War II’s first heroes. We need heroes like this today, to fight evil.

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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.

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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 October 12, 1919 Doris “Dorie” Miller was born on this date. He was an African-American sailor and WW II hero.

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