Doris Dorie Miller Research Paper

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Doris “Dorie” Miller Dorie Miller enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939. Two years later he was a U.S. Navy Mess Attendant, Second Class, stationed in Pearl Harbor aboard the battleship USS West Virginia. On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan. Miller was aboard the West Virginia during this time. Just after eight in the morning that day Miller was collecting laundry when a torpedo hit the West Virginia. He ran to his battle station, the antiaircraft battery magazine amidships. Dorie ran into Lieutenant Commander Doir Johnson, who was searching for someone to help him on the bridge. Miller was exactly what he was looking for and took him to the bridge. The ship’s captain, Mervyn Bennion lay there mortally wounded from a bomb

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