USS Doris Miller

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  1. Tomcat1977

    Tomcat1977 "Cynical Little me"

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    The memory of WW2 hero Dorie Miller will live on in the commissioning of the USS Doris Miller as the next new Ford Class CV commemorating the cook 3rd class whom, during the Pearl Harbor attack, as enemy planes were strafing our Sailors on the decks of our ships, Cook 3rd class Dorie Miller manned a 0.50 mg and stood his ground firing back at Jap fighters until he ran out of ammunition.

    And he wasn't even trained in the use of the weapon, he just grabbed it and gave hell to the enemy anyway. Shooting down at least one Jap fighter. Afterwards he assisted his brother Sailors in evacuating other sailors from the USS West Virginia before it sank.

    For his actions that day Dorie Miller was awarded the Navy Cross. Sadly he did not survive the war ; He went right back into the fight and was killed during a torpedo attack in 1943.

    But the memory of this brave sailor will live on in the USS Doris Miller CV. A beacon for all to see in the fight for freedom. A beacon that would not shine if not for America and the outstanding fighting men and woman it produces.

    A salute to President Trump for making sure the memory of this man endures, and sailors and fighting troops like him. Proof how one brave man can make a difference, The USS Doris Miller will spend 50+ years reminding us of how it is so. :flag:

    https://news.usni.org/2020/01/18/ne...be-named-after-pearl-harbor-hero-doris-miller
     
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    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    MurrayNevada USMC (MOS 0369) (RVN 69-70)

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    This story cannot be true. POTUS is a racist and wouldn't name a ship after an African-American, right?

    God bless Dorie Miller.
     
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    volky NRA Member Millennium Member

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    Well deserved.
     
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    Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sailor.

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