Navy to name aircraft carrier after African American war hero for first time

AmNews Staff Reports | 1/21/2020, 10:19 a.m.
The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for ...
Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris "Doris" Miller Unknown photographer, US Navy; restored by User: Coffeeandcrumbs/Public Domain photo

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller.

"Dorie" Miller enlisted in September 1939 as a Mess Attendant Third Class. He was recognized for manning a machine gun on the USS West Virginia and returning fire against Japanese planes during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

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