Dorris Millers Life
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Dorris Miller was born on October the 12th 1919 in Waco, Texas with his mum and dad Henrietta and Connery Miller.
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When he was at school he played fullback for his school team and he was expelled from scholl because of the number of fights over racial issues
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He worked on his fathers farm till he was 20 years old when he enlisted in the US Navy in 1939. He was first a mess attendent
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As mess attendant meant he had to serve food to the crew, clear the tables, clean the dishes, make the beds and clean the bedroom and bathrooms for the officers
He was then transferred to the USS West Virginia Battleship as a cook
Because of his size and strength , he competed in boxing competitions on the ships and became the Heavyweight champion of the West Virginia beating 2,000 men
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