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 DorisMiller.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Doris Miller was born in Waco, Texas, on October 12, 1919, to Henrietta and Connery Miller.
Miller was serving on the USS West Virginia on that fateful day in December when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
Assigned to the newly constructed USS Liscome Bay in the spring of 1943, Miller was on board that escort carrier during Operation Galvanic, the seizure of Makin and Tarawa Atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
www.dorismiller.com /history/dorismiller/overview.shtml   (647 words)

  
 Vignette: Doris "Dorie" Miller
Doris “Dorie” Miller enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and was made a mess attendant in the United State’s Jim Crow Navy.
Miller was aboard the West Virginia on December 7, 1941, when it was subjected to a surprise attack by Japan.
Miller shot down at least one Japanese aircraft before he ran out of ammunition and was ordered to abandon ship.
faculty.washington.edu /qtaylor/aa_Vignettes/miller_dorie.htm   (291 words)

  
 Doris Miller, Veteran of the USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Doris Miller, known as "Dorie" to shipmates and friends, was born in Waco, Texas, on 12 October 1919, to Henrietta and Conery Miller.
Miller had arisen at 6 a.m., and was collecting laundry when the alarm for general quarters sounded.
Miller described firing the machine gun during the battle, a weapon which he had not been trained to operate: "It wasn't hard.
www.usswestvirginia.org /veterans/m/millerdoris.htm   (714 words)

  
 Hawaii Navy News Online :: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Doris Miller was remembered 10 years ago for his heroic achievements during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941 when Commander, Naval Base Pearl Harbor named a new housing area in his honor.
Miller survived the attack Dec. 7 and later received the Navy Cross from Adm. Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet.
Inscribed 10 years ago upon the plaque that honors and remembers Doris Miller is a statement by poet William Henley: "Were I so tall as to reach the pole or grasp the ocean at a span, I must be measured by my soul.
www.hnn.navy.mil /archives/011109/dorismiller_110901.htm   (781 words)

  
 This Week in History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
African-American sailor and WW II hero Doris "Dorie" Miller was born October 12, 1919, in Waco, Texas, the son of Henrietta and Conery Miller.
Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox commended Miller in April 1942, and in May he received the Navy Cross, which was personally presented to Miller on board the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) for his extraordinary courage in battle.
Assigned to the USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) in 1943, Miller was on board that escort carrier during Operation Galvanic, the seizure of Makin and Tarawa Atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
www.ldsgenesisgroup.org /history/dorismiller.html   (538 words)

  
 Doris Miller Elementary School : About This School
Our school is named after Doris Miller, an African-American sailor who was a hero during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, and who later lost his life in the service of his country.
Less than two years later, Doris Miller lost his life when the ship on which he was serving was sunk by an enemy submarine.
Doris Miller gave his life so that all Americans could enjoy some measure of freedom, justice and equality of opportunity.
sandi.net /miller/about_this_school.htm   (250 words)

  
 Doris Miller
Following training at the Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia, Miller was assigned to the ammunition ship USS Pyro (AE-1) where he served as a Mess Attendant, and on 2 January 1940 was transferred to USS West Virginia (BB-48), where he became the ship's heavyweight boxing champion.
Assigned to the newly constructed USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) in the spring of 1943, Miller was on board that escort carrier during Operation Galvanic, the seizure of Makin and Tarawa Atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
Commissioned on 30 June 1973, USS Miller (FF-1091), a Knox-class frigate, was named in honor of Doris Miller.
www.frontiernet.net /~Tantillo/index_files/Page800.htm   (721 words)

  
 Miller
On 13 December 1941, Miller reported to USS Indianapolis (CA-35), and subsequently returned to the west coast of the United States in November 1942.
Dorie told us that he waited until he saw the whites of his eyes and shot him point blank out of the sky.
I shall never forget Dorie Miller and I am so thankful to my Lord to have had the privilege of being in his company for a few hours of my life and to know him and his great exploits.
www.pearlharborsurvivors.homestead.com /miller.html   (1174 words)

  
 Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX30) :: Press Release :: CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON INTRODUCES ...
Mess Attendant First Class Miller or “Dorie” as he is popularly known, was collecting laundry aboard the USS Virginia when the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Miller dragged his ship’s commander, who was mortally wounded by shrapnel, out of the line of fire to safety.
Miller was awarded the Navy Cross by President Roosevelt before his death in 1943 when his ship became lost at sea, but he was never awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor one can receive.
www.house.gov /list/press/tx30_johnson/DorisMillerHereWeGoAgain.html   (353 words)

  
 Doris Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
U.S. Navy Cook Third Class Doris Miller, Navy Cross for actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941).
Born in Waco, Texas, Miller enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and received his basic training at the navy's mess attendant school in Norfolk, Virginia.
Miller was collecting laundry as the attack started and ran to his battle station in a secondary battery ammunition magazine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doris_Miller   (746 words)

  
 Doris Miller: 1st African American WWII hero
Miller, the fourth son of Connery and Henrietta Miller, was named by the midwife who assisted his mother shortly before his birth because she was convinced the baby would be female.
Miller's ship was among those berthed on "Battleship Row," or Ford Island, in Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941, when naval air forces of the Empire of Japan struck air, land and sea forces of the United States at 7:55 a.m.
Miller's ship was torpedoed and lost while engaged in action in the Gilbert Islands on Nov. 24, 1943, and he was lost at sea.
www.jaspernewsboy.com /News/2005/0413/Viewpoint/full_T54.html   (450 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
The third of four sons, Doris Miller was named by the midwife who assisted with his birth; she was positive before the birth that the baby would be a girl.
On December 7, 1941, Mess Attendant Second Class Doris Miller was collecting soiled laundry just before 8:00 A.M. When the first bombs blasted his ship at anchor in Pearl Harbor, Miller went to the main deck, where he assisted in moving the mortally wounded captain.
It was Miller's first experience firing such a weapon because fl sailors serving in the segregated steward's branch of the navy were not given the gunnery training received by white sailors.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/MM/fmi55.html   (582 words)

  
 Congressional Medal of Honor - World War II Medal of Honor Recipient Mess Attendant Doris Miller
Doris Miller is credited with shooting down several Japanese planes with a machine gun from the deck of the U.S.S. West Virginia during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Although he did not attend the Naval Academy, Miller was decorated for bravery and continued to serve on active duty.
Miller lost his life in the explosions and subsequent sinking of the Liscome Bay early on the morning of November 24, 1943.
www.medalofhonor.com /DorisMiller.htm   (1199 words)

  
 PSTOS - Doris Miller, Vancouver B.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Doris launched her career at the Princess Theatre in Vancouver in 1924.
Doris has played for ice shows at New Westminster Queens Park arena, and was organist for the Vancouver Mounties baseball team at Nat Baily Stadium for almost 12 yrs.
Doris with Jeff Fox (left) and Gunnar Anderson at the Mt.
www.pstos.org /organists/bc/miller.htm   (139 words)

  
 DORIS MILLER SINCE GRADUATION PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Doris notes that her Mother & Sister Susie are in lynchburg, Virginia; Brother Bert is in Bellefontaine, Ohio; Brother Larry is in Detroit, Michigan and Brother Bill is in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Doris also enjoyed volunteer work with her church and at the school library; she loved to paint, sew, and do cross stitching.
Doris and Elgin's four children are all married and are scattered far and wide.
www.danvi.vi /irq/lphs/class/mildsg.htm   (518 words)

  
 Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor
After a boyhood of farming and football in Waco, Texas, Doris “Dorie” Miller enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939.
Miller joined the Navy as a mess attendant, third class, but was soon promoted to second class, then first class, and finally to ship’s cook, third class.
Miller continued to serve in the Pacific and was reassigned in 1943 to a new escort carrier, the U.S.S. Liscome Bay.
plasma.nationalgeographic.com /pearlharbor/ngbeyond/people   (495 words)

  
 04-201f.v10htm
Doris Miller, Morin and Western Surety have the burden of proof with respect to summary judgment in this proceeding.
The five acres, more or less, currently used as Luther Miller’s homestead, including the home in which he and his wife, Doris Miller reside, shall be set aside for his use during his life.
When [Miller] Trustee is in receipt of $8,000.00 and the parties have executed this Agreement, counsel for [Miller] Trustee and the Conservator shall execute and file a Stipulation of Dismissal in the administrative proceeding before the Natural Resources Commission.
www.in.gov /nrc/decision/04-201f.txt.v10.htm   (3182 words)

  
 US People--MILLER, DORIS
Doris ("Dorie") Miller was born in Waco, Texas, on 12 October 1919.
Cook Third Class Miller was lost with that ship when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on 24 November 1943, during the invasion of the Gilbert Islands.
USS Miller (DE-1091) was named in honor of Cook Third Class Doris Miller.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/pers-us/uspers-m/d-miller.htm   (519 words)

  
 KWTX | Tuesday Marks Waco War Hero Doris Miller’s 85th Birthday
World War II hero Doris Miller was the U.S. Navy Mess Mate who manned a gun on the USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, downing as many as five enemy planes, according to some reports, although Miller himself later told officials he thought he hit just one.
Miller was awarded the Navy Cross for his gallantry, although some supporters have continued to work to try to convince the Navy to award Miller the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Miller died on Nov. 24, 1943 during the battle of the Gilbert Islands, when his ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean.
www.kwtx.com /home/headlines/1089451.html   (221 words)

  
 Doris Miller
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 KWTX | WWII Vet Spearheads Petition To Win Medal Of Honor For Central Texas War Hero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Supporters have argued for several decades that Waco's Doris Miller deserves a posthumous medal of honor for his heroism on the day of the attack on pearl harbor, but now World War II Veteran Stephen Sherman thinks the time is finally right.
Doris Miller rescued crew members and manned a machine gun on the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Miller didn't survive the war-- he died when his ship was torpedoed in the South Pacific in 1943.
www.kwtx.com /home/headlines/661642.html   (366 words)

  
 JEREMYS EGG,RICHARDSWORLD
Doris told them the story of Jesus, and then to emphasize the idea of new life springing forth, she gave each of the children a large plastic egg.
When she could speak again, Doris asked him, "Do you know why the tomb was empty?" "Oh, yes!" Jeremy exclaimed.
Those who paid their respects at the mortuary were surprised to see 19 eggs on top of his casket, all of them empty.
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 World War II Hero, Doris Miller, Commemorative U.S. Postal Stamp Petition : [ powered by iPetitions.com ]
Doris (Dorie) Miller was born and raised in Waco, Tx.
On December 7, 1941, Miller's ship, the USS West Virginia, was attacked by Japanese aircraft and when Miller's Captain, Mervyn Bennion, was hit in the stomack with shrapnel, Miller dragged him to safety.
When the goal is met, and award honored, Doris Miler will be the first and only World War II African American sailor to receive this award.
www.ipetitions.com /petition/WWIIHEROSTAMP   (418 words)

  
 DorisMiller.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Please join us in honoring the memory of a great Texan, Doris Miller, a U.S. Navy hero at Pearl Harbor and the first African-American recipient of the Navy Cross.
You are invited to pay tribute to Doris "Dorie" Miller and all Texas veterans at the Texas State Capitol on Memorial Day.
There will be models of aircraft and ships on display in addition to original WWII communications equipment, posters and the tail of a Japanese Dive Bomber known as a Val Dive Bomber, and the same kind of gun Doris Miller fired.
www.dorismiller.com   (159 words)

  
 Jeremy's Egg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Doris sat for a long time after they left, staring at the snow outside the window.
"Miss Miller, aren't you going to talk about my egg?" Flustered, Doris replied, "but Jeremy - your egg is empty!" He looked into her eyes and said softly, "Yes, but Jesus' tomb was empty too!" Time stopped.
Those who paid their respects at the mortuary were suprised to see 19 eggs on top of his casket, all of them empty.
www.epsi.net /innocentmind/ejeremysegg.htm   (852 words)

  
 WORLD WAR II DORIS MILLER, HERO OF PEARL HARBOR, 1942 PHOTO
The occasion was the awards ceremony where Admiral Chester W. Nimitz presented the Navy Cross to Doris Miller, Mess Attendant Second Class, USN (1919-1943).
Although the Navy was still segregated, Doris ("Dorie") Miller joined the Navy as a messman and was on board the U.S.S. West Virginia during the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
This is the photo that was the basis for the Navy recruiting poster "Above and Beyond" featuring Dorie Miller, also available in the Olive-Drab Gallery.
www.olive-drab.com /gallery/description_0146.php   (318 words)

  
 Doris Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was then assigned to the escort carrier
Cook Third Class Miller was lost with the ship when she was torpedoed by a Jaspanese submarine on 24 November 1943, during the invasion of the Gilbert Islands.
Doris Miller, Mess Attendant Second Class, USN receives the Navy Cross from Admiral
www.worldsfinestnavy.com /DorisMiller.html   (133 words)

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