World War II

SHIP'S MESS ATTENDANT DORIS MILLER
US Navy
Elizabeth Howe
October 02, 2020 - 10:51 am
Ship's Mess Attendant Doris Miller was recognized as one of the first U.S. heroes of World War II, was the first African American to earn the Navy Cross, and is now the namesake of the Navy's first aircraft carrier named for an African American or enlisted sailor.
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Waverly B. Woodson Jr.
Associated Press
Associated Press
September 09, 2020 - 8:37 am
Waverly B. Woodson Jr., a Black army medic who saved dozens of wounded troops on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day despite being severely wounded himself, deserves the Medal of Honor, said members of Congress on Tuesday as they announced legislation to posthumously award it to him.
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