Pearl Harbor and African American Hero Dorie Miller
University of Maryland Professor Robert Chester discussed the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and U.S. Navy mess attendant Doris “Dorie” Miller, whose actions aboard the USS West Virginia made him the first African American awarded the Navy Cross. Professor Chester also talked about Miller’s stateside war bond tour, his death in November 1943 when his ship was torpedoed, and the ways memory of Miller’s heroics have evolved over the years. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans hosted this event and provided the video. close
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