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 #171732  by Vegan4Life
 Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:10 am
USS Doris Miller: Navy to name new $13bn aircraft carrier after Pearl Harbor hero who manned machine gun to fight off Japanese aircraft and was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor

The US Navy is to name new aircraft carrier after a World War II hero

Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor in 1942

The $13billion aircraft carrier will be the fourth of the new Gerald R. Ford-class supercarriers, and is scheduled to launch in 2027, and enter service in 2030

Miller manned a machine gun on the USS West Virginia and returning fire against Japanese planes during the December 7 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor

Miller, then 22, was collecting laundry when the attack alarm sounded

His normal battle station was destroyed by a torpedo so he went on deck and carried wounded soldiers to safety before manning a machine gun

At the time an African American was not allowed to man a gun in the Navy
The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, on Martin Luther King Junior Day

Miller died on a ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1943

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American hero: Miller is credited for going 'beyond the call of what's expected'. An African American was not allowed to man a gun in the Navy in 1941 so Miller had received no training when he manned the machine gun to defend troops during the Pearl Harbor attack





AMERICA = :lol: :lol: :lol:


LOL at an aircraft carrier being called Doris! :lol:

What's next? USS Caitlyn Jenner! :lol:

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