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May 27, 1942

Doris Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross. Dorie was awarded the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, on board USS Enterprise (CV-6) at Pearl Harbor, 27 May 1942, for heroism on board USS West Virginia (BB-48) during the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Person

Source:  National Museum of the Pacific War


Date Added: 2011-03-16

Tags: Doris Miller, Navy Cross, African American, Chester W. Nimitz, USS Enterprise, Pearl Harbor, USS West Virginia


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