Doris Miller was born in Waco, Texas on October 12, 1919. Miller, an African American Mess Attendant for the U.S. Navy, was stationed in Peral Harbor during WWII. On December 7, 1941, Miller was on the West Virginia battleship when the attack on Peral Harbor occurred. The torpedoes dropped by the Japanese damaged the side of the ship, causing it to sink. He risked his life firing at Japanese planes and saving the lives of many of his drowning fellow shipmates.
Doris Miller's bravery is similar to that of Hans Hubermann. Hubermann risked his life by ensuring the safety of Max's life during WWII. Miller's war hero deeds saved the lives of many during the Peral Harbor attack. Their bravery contributed to the safety of many individuals.
U.S. Navy. "Doris Miller." Naval History and Heritage Command, 29 Nov. 2016, https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/biographies-list/bios-m/miller-doris.html. 21 Feb. 2016