In the hallway of one of our elementary schools, a poster of a hero, Doris “Dorie” Miller, is displayed.
Seaman Miller was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions at Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941. The citation reads in part:
“… distinguished devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and disregard of his personal safety during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. While at the side of his Captain on the bridge, Miller despite enemy strafing and bombing, and in the face of serious fire, assisted in moving his Captain, who had been mortally wounded, to a place of greater safety and later manned and operated a machine gun until ordered to leave the bridge.”
Seaman Miller is a hero and the late brother-in-law of Mrs. LaRue Miller, for whom Miller Elementary School is named … the school in which the poster is displayed.
We are proud of both individuals.