May. 25, 2019

Dorie "Doris" Miller

On this Memorial Day Weekend, I am going to highlight a few of our honored past black military heroes. Many of our black military heroes were not treated as equals either on the battlefields or in the communities in which they lived. One such hero was Doris "Dorie" Miller, a black naval messman who was stationed as a cook on the battleship, West Virginia, in the early morning hours of December 6, 1941, when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii... Today, The Blackman Who Reads Aloud is reading an article, Doris Miller A Great Black Hero for my first entry this Memorial Day.