Doris Miller, commonly known as Dorie, was born in Waco, Texas on October 12, 1919. He was one of four children. He joined the Navy to earn money for his family.
Doris Miller was stationed on the West Virginia battleship when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Miller was assigned the task of carrying wounded soldiers to safety. He saved many lives while risking his own. Because of Miller's steadfast bravery he was awarded many medals including the Purple Heart and the World War II victory medal.
Doris Miller and Hans Hubermann resemble each other in many ways. Miller and Hubermann both risk their lives to ensure the well being of others. For example, Miller saved a multitude of lives while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. Likewise, Hubermann protected an oppressed Jew named Max. They both show their bravery through their actions.
U.S. Navy. "Doris Miller." Naval History and Heritage Command, 29 November 2016, https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/biographies-list/bios-m/miller-doris.html. 21 Feb. 2016