Doris Miller

Doris Miller

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Dorris Millers Life

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  • I am going to the US Army to help in the war
  • Dorris Miller was born on October the 12th 1919 in Waco, Texas with his mum and dad Henrietta and Connery Miller.
  • Don't forget that spot of dirt
  • 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
  • Well done, you are now the chiefs of this ship
  • 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
  • Heavy weight champion of the west virginia
  • 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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