Dorie Miller, an African American Cook, Earns the Navy Cross for His Heroic Deeds at Pearl Harbor

Dorie Miller, an African American Cook, Earns the Navy Cross for His Heroic Deeds at Pearl Harbor Born on October 12, 1919 in Waco, Texas, Doris “Dorie” Miller was the first black person to receive the Navy Cross, the second highest honor awarded to a sailor. Only the Medal of Honor comes before it in…

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