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Navy to name carrier honoring Pearl Harbor hero Miller

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller.

The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/01/17/breaking-news/navy-to-name-aircraft-carrier-for-pearl-harbor-hero-doris-miller/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration-skip-ink: auto; text-decoration-line: none;">The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday.

Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for combat valor.

Miller was recognized for manning a machine gun on the battleship West Virginia and returning fire against Japanese planes during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

A destroyer escort previously was named in his honor.

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