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Remembering Dorie Miller

October 12
Dorie Miller
Doris "Dorie" Miller was born on this date in 1919. He was an African-American sailor and WW II hero.

From Waco, Texas, he was the son of Henrietta and Conery Miller. He had three brothers, one of which served in the Army during World War II. Miller attended Moore High School in Waco, played fullback on the football team, and worked on his father's farm. On September 16, 1939, Miller enlisted in the U. S Navy as Mess Attendant, Third Class. He later was promoted to Ship's Cook, Third Class. Following training at the Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia, he was assigned to the ammunition ship USS Pyro (AE-1).

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