Doris Miller Aidan Dougherty and Beth Butler

Doris Miller was born in Waco, Texas on October 12, 1919. His family consisted of four sons and his parents, Connery and Henrietta. He succeeded as a football player at his high school and also worked in a restaurant as a cook. His family lived on a farm and he dropped out worked on the farm until entering the Navy in 1939.

Doris Miller served as a cook in a battleship that was present during the infamous attack on Pearl Harbour. He defended against the Japanese planes by taking action and utilizing a massive gun he had not been trained to use. He also aided soldier who had been wounded during the attack. Miller received the Navy Cross in 1942, the Purple Heart Medal, the American Service Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War 2 Victory Medal. Miller also had a frigate named after him called the "USS Miller." Before the attack, he was the heavy weight boxing champion aboard the "USS West Virginia."

Doris Miller can be compared to Hans Hubermann in the way that both of them cared for the helpless. Doris carried wounded soldiers to safety in the attack on Pearl Harbour and Hans offered bread to an elderly gentleman who was dying. Both Doris and Hans also took initiative and aided a cause important to them. Doris manned a gun during a significant attack and Hans boldly hid a Jew in secrecy. However, Doris can also be compared to Max because they were were both heavy weight boxing champions

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