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Aircraft carrier named for Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller

  • U.S. NAVY
                                Family members of the late Doris Miller, a ship’s cook third class in the Navy, unveiled a plaque commemorating the future ship, the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Doris Miller, at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    U.S. NAVY

    Family members of the late Doris Miller, a ship’s cook third class in the Navy, unveiled a plaque commemorating the future ship, the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Doris Miller, at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The Navy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day named an aircraft carrier for the first time for an African American, and for the first time for an enlisted sailor, in bestowing the honor on Ship’s Cook 3rd Class Doris Miller, who overcame segregated roles and seized the initiative to became a hero when he fired back at attacking Japanese planes on Dec. 7, 1941. Read more

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