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.