Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller.................!
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Thread: Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller.................!

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    Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller.................!

    The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller.
    The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday.
    Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor.
    Miller was recognized for manning a machine gun on the USS West Virginia and returning fire against Japanese planes during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
    USS Miller, a destroyer escort, was previously named in his honor.
    “I think that Doris Miller is an American hero simply because of what he represents as a young man going beyond the call of what’s expected,” said Doreen Ravenscroft, a team leader for the Doris Miller Memorial.
    An African American was not allowed to man a gun in the Navy in 1941, Ravenscroft said.
    “Without him really knowing, he actually was a part of the Civil Rights movement because he changed the thinking in the Navy,” Ravenscroft said.
    Two of Miller’s nieces are expected to be at Pearl Harbor for the announcement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
    Miller, then 22, was collecting laundry when the attack alarm sounded. His normal battle station in an antiaircraft battery magazine was destroyed by a torpedo. He went on deck and carried wounded soldiers to safety before receiving orders to aid the mortally wounded captain on the bridge.
    “He subsequently manned a 50-cal. Browning anti-aircraft machine gun until he ran out of ammunition and was ordered to abandon ship," the Navy said, noting Miller was not trained to operate the gun.
    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, presented the Navy Cross to Miller in Pearl Harbor in May 1942.
    Miller died while serving on a ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in November 1943.


    I don't think any ship should have Clinton written any where on it!

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    " I don't think any ship should have Clinton written any where on it!"

    How about a garbage scow named Clinton??....
    In real life may you be the bad ass you claim to be on social media....

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    How about a toilet bowl? T Rex
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    I concur with the ship being named for him. When the stuff is flying around you, there ain't no color of your skin, it's the uniform you're wearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Newman View Post
    " I don't think any ship should have Clinton written any where on it!"
    They would name the main air ejectors Monica.
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    Another true American hero being recognized! Bravery under fire, operating a weapon that he was not trained on and staying until ordered to abandon the ship.
    Congratulations Seaman Miller!
    The Gene Pool is in need of a lot of Chlorine!

    Better yet, drain the entire pool!

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    A hero is a hero. The color of his skin is irrelevant. I understand the pontification of his color, but he would never see it that way. He was a sailor defending his ship and fellow sailors. Their color didn't matter. And it shouldn't now. He is a hero: that's all that counts...

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