Pearl harbor day
On December 7, 1941, Doris "Dorie" Miller, a Black cook onboard the USS West Virginia, took over a machine gun and fired at Japanese planes during the attack at Pearl Harbor. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time. LIKE and COMMENT to celebrate this day in history!
The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941, and it was a complete surprise, considering the U.S. had remained neutral in World War II. Pearl Harbor newspaper accounts described that shocking event for the record books and outlined how, within minutes of the Japanese attack, seven of eight battleships took major hits from bombs and torpedoes.