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Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero

Doris Miller died while serving on a ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in November 1943.
Credit: National Archives

HONOLULU — 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 Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday.

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.

Miller died while serving on a ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in November 1943. 

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