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  • ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: December 7, 1941, Doris "Dorie" Miller, a Black cook on-board the USS West Virginia, took over a machine gun and fired at Japanese planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Miller joined the Navy to see the world, but was immediately assigned to kitchen duty as most Black servicemen were. They couldn't man the big guns on-deck, serve in the command center or be trained to fly the Naval aircraft.

He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time. He served honorably, even-though his country failed him miserably. Imagine putting yourself in harm's way for freedom and Democracy in another country, yet not have it in your own. That was the dilemma for most Black military personnel who served from WWI to Vietnam. *
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#DorieMiller #PearlHarbor #WWII #BlackVeterans #Navy #Vietnam #veterans #africanamericans #unitedstates #felixgiles #civilrights #equality #equalityforall
  • ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: December 7, 1941, Doris "Dorie" Miller, a Black cook on-board the USS West Virginia, took over a machine gun and fired at Japanese planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Miller joined the Navy to see the world, but was immediately assigned to kitchen duty as most Black servicemen were. They couldn't man the big guns on-deck, serve in the command center or be trained to fly the Naval aircraft.

    He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time. He served honorably, even-though his country failed him miserably. Imagine putting yourself in harm's way for freedom and Democracy in another country, yet not have it in your own. That was the dilemma for most Black military personnel who served from WWI to Vietnam. *
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    #DorieMiller #PearlHarbor #WWII #BlackVeterans #Navy #Vietnam #veterans #africanamericans #unitedstates #felixgiles #civilrights #equality #equalityforall
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