DORIS MILLER BUST REDEDICATION CEREMONY

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Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration
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Mess Attendant Second Class Doris "Dorie" Miller (1919 - 1943) was the first African-American to be awarded the Navy Cross, which was the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time. On Oct. 11, 1991, 25 years ago during the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, directorate members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and their distinguished friends donated a commemorative bust in honor of Miller. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. became the first civilian organization to create a memorial for this World War II hero. Miller is well known for his heroic and selfless assistance to his injured shipmates and for engaging in enemy fighting with an anti-aircraft machine gun.

DORIS MILLER BUST REDEDICATION CEREMONY