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One Tough Sailor Man

Black History Quiz is a weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and thei
Black History Quiz
One Tough Sailor Man
By Jim Stroud • Issue #8 • View online
Black History Quiz is a weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and their descendants in the United States and around the world. PLEASE SHARE this newsletter and help spread the word about a proud people and their culture.

On December 7, 1941, when the Japanese made their infamous surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, a black cook, took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and became one of the first heroes of World War II. This sailor dragged the ship’s commanding officer, Capt. Bennion out of the line of fire, and then manned the ship’s machine gun firing at attacking Japanese aircraft until ordered to leave the bridge.
This African American received the Navy Cross on May 27, 1942 for his extraordinary courage in battle.
Q: Who was he?
One tough sailor man
One tough sailor man
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THE ANSWER TO THIS WEEK’S QUIZ IS:
Seaman Dorie Miller, (1919 - 1943)
Commissioned on June 30, 1973, USS Miller (FF-1091), a Knox-class frigate, was named in honor of Doris Miller.
  • On October 11, 1991, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority dedicated a bronze commemorative plaque of Miller at the Miller Family Park located on the U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor.
Remembering Doris “Dorie” Miller, World War II Hero | BridgeBizSTEM
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