Pearl Harbor Day
Instagram post by David L. Franklin • Dec 7, 2016 at 1:29pm UTC
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day is observed annually in the United States on December 7 to remember and honor the 2403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7 1941. #pearlharbor75 #dcinhometrainer
May 27th in African American History – Doris “Dorie” Miller
Dorie MIller, a messman in the U.S. Navy was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor (1st African American to be awarded the Navy Cross). ALL HE DID The Morning of Pearl Harbor Bombing was carry wounded sailors to safer locations, move his injured Captain (the Captain refused to leave his post & remained until his death), load machine guns, take control of one & began firing at Japanese planes (He HAD NO TRAINING IN OPERATING ONE). He fired until he ran out of ammunition.