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#1 patches

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:27 PM

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#2 tredhed2

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

if my memory serves me correctly, and at this stage that may be a stretch, Miller was credited with downing 3-4 Japanese aircraft. A white sailor downed one at Pearl and was awarded the MOH and spent WW 2 CONUS on Bond drives.

This is long overdue.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 08:05 PM

Heck yeah. A deserving man.

if my memory serves me correctly, and at this stage that may be a stretch, Miller was credited with downing 3-4 Japanese aircraft. A white sailor downed one at Pearl and was awarded the MOH and spent WW 2 CONUS on Bond drives.

This is long overdue.



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:58 AM

I agree this is a long, long overdue honor for this hero. Glad to see the US Navy doing this.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:06 PM

Thats great.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:38 PM

I noticed on the news a picture of him wearing a USS Indianapolis named cap...I did not know he served on that ill fated ship as well.....Bodes

#7 Garandomatic

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:24 PM

Been a decent amount of USS West Virginia stuff in my life lately. Cheers to a hero.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:17 AM

One article quotes him in a contemporary interview saying he fired the gun for what he thought was 15 minutes and might have hit one plane. But, recollections in that kind of situation can be sometimes be difficult even soon after.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 09:08 AM

This will be the second warship named for the man.

 

https://en.wikipedia...iki/USS_Miller_(FF-1091)



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 02:21 PM

This would be the first time an aircraft carrier will be named after an enlisted sailor. Usually they are named for famous battles, admirals or politicians. There was one named for Orville Wright in 1945. 



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Posted 23 January 2020 - 10:20 AM

.....and the Shangri La




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