WWII's First Hero: the Story of Doris Miller

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Presented by Houston Maritime Museum at Houston Maritime Museum, Houston TX

Jul 09 2019
WWII's First Hero: the Story of Doris Miller

Learn about the incredible life and courageous acts of Texan and WWII hero Doris Miller!

Doris Miller, the son of an impoverished sharecropper, was born in McLennan County, Texas. During the Depression, he took the only job that he could find: the Navy. There, in common with all black recruits, he was assigned to the messman branch, making the beds, shining the shoes, and serving the meals of white officers. In December 1941, he was assigned to the West Virginia, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when the Japanese launched its infamous attack. Although not trained in gunnery, when Miller was ordered on deck to help his wounded captain, he took over an unmanned machine gun and began to

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