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Old 21 January 2020, 23:10
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New Aircraft Carrier Named after Dorie Miller

The African American cook well known for shooting down Tojo Zeros and Torpedo Bombers during Pearl Harbor is having a second Navy vessel named after him. A frigate, now decommissioned bore his name.

Name Will be Doris Miller. Ive recalled this scene in about every movie or documentary portraying his actions in the attack. Was on the USS West Virginia. Killed later at sea sunken by a Japanese submarine.

Highly decorated. Much a hero.

Please recognize the man only. I don’t give a shit how much the fucking aircraft carrier sets us back.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/20/polit...bor/index.html
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Old 21 January 2020, 23:19
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'Bout time. The man was a badass, a worthy of a carrier; seeing how he died on one.
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Old 21 January 2020, 23:41
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Yep. Good on him and they just laid the keel for the USS John Basilone. Got an e-mail this morning from the CO NAVSEA on it.
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Old 21 January 2020, 23:58
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Happy as hell they've stopped naming CVNs after Presidents.
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A hero getting a hero's due. Glad the namesake will help honor him and that generation of fighters as the last of them leave us.
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Old 22 January 2020, 01:05
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Here’s a shortcut to his bio from the Naval History and Heritage site.

I was thinking this was the type of feller I would take to a bar fight.

Come to find out. He was the ships Heavyweight boxing champ.

Died on an escort during Tarawa.

https://www.history.navy.mil/researc...ler-doris.html
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Old 22 January 2020, 10:49
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Is this the same guy that Cuba Gooding Jr. portrayed in Pearl Harbor?

Very happy to see someone of true honor having a CVN named after them.
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Is this the same guy that Cuba Gooding Jr. portrayed in Pearl Harbor?

Very happy to see someone of true honor having a CVN named after them.
Yup.
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Old 22 January 2020, 11:02
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Good job on the Navy for this..
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Old 22 January 2020, 11:04
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A well-deserved honor for a true hero.

Rest in peace, Dorie...
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Happy as hell they've stopped naming CVNs after Presidents.
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I'm down with historical names like "yorktown", "enterprise", etc.. or significant naval leaders (i.e. Nimitz)... and love the idea of naming them after naval heros that acted with valor in combat (i.e. Dorie Miller)..

but never been too much of a fan of Presidents... especially presidents that didnt serve in the Navy.. (i.e Truman... a former Army Artillery Officer????? Eisenhower.. a former Army O10???? I love me some Ronald Reagan.. but.. a former Army Cav Captain that couldnt deploy during WWII due to poor eyesight???)..

Miller is a far better choice..
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Old 22 January 2020, 11:32
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Very cool.

Was watching Pearl Harbor with wifey last week. Sad to admit that I did not know Cuba's character was based on a true hero. Good to see him recognized and thanks for the history lesson.
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+1

I'm down with historical names like "yorktown", "enterprise", etc.. or significant naval leaders (i.e. Nimitz)... and love the idea of naming them after naval heros that acted with valor in combat (i.e. Dorie Miller)..

but never been too much of a fan of Presidents... especially presidents that didnt serve in the Navy.. (i.e Truman... a former Army Artillery Officer????? Eisenhower.. a former Army O10???? I love me some Ronald Reagan.. but.. a former Army Cav Captain that couldnt deploy during WWII due to poor eyesight???)..

Miller is a far better choice..
Even more sad are the Naval officers (still serving as well as retired) that expressing disappointment in this naming. It seems many either think that carriers need to be named after Presidents or officers.

I, too, hold the opinion that historically significant names like Midway, etc or Naval heroes should be given the honor of ship names.
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I hope this reflects a permanent change in US Navy ship naming protocol. Away from politicians. As the Navy leadership has been working toward more recent presidents, a lot of PR pain was going to be inbound. Would they have gone for USS William J Clinton? It would have been pretty obvious if they skipped him, and jumped right to the USS Barack Obama. Is it too late to rename CVN-79, from John F Kennedy to a great Naval victor or important sea battle?
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Even more sad are the Naval officers (still serving as well as retired) that expressing disappointment in this naming. It seems many either think that carriers need to be named after Presidents or officers.

I, too, hold the opinion that historically significant names like Midway, etc or Naval heroes should be given the honor of ship names.
Then those clowns need to be named and shamed.

Dorie By-God Miller is exactly who a great ship like this needs to be named after.
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Even more sad are the Naval officers (still serving as well as retired) that expressing disappointment in this naming. It seems many either think that carriers need to be named after Presidents or officers. .
Do you know who? Be nice to call them out and make them look like the dickbags they are

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I, too, hold the opinion that historically significant names like Midway, etc or Naval heroes should be given the honor of ship names.
Agree x infinity
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+1

I'm down with historical names like "yorktown", "enterprise", etc.. or significant naval leaders (i.e. Nimitz)... and love the idea of naming them after naval heros that acted with valor in combat (i.e. Dorie Miller)..

but never been too much of a fan of Presidents... especially presidents that didnt serve in the Navy.. (i.e Truman... a former Army Artillery Officer????? Eisenhower.. a former Army O10???? I love me some Ronald Reagan.. but.. a former Army Cav Captain that couldnt deploy during WWII due to poor eyesight???)..

Miller is a far better choice..
Agreed on the names Yorktown, Lexington, & Saratoga.

Those names just scream aircraft carrier due to WWII history.

It would be cool to see them mixed in along with the names of men of valour from the bottom of the CoC like Dorie Miller.

An excellent choice that says a lot about the United States.
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Old 22 January 2020, 15:14
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Look at that Sailor. He could go bear hunting with a hickory switch. Boxing champ of an entire A/C Carrier. There was a lot of rough ole boys on those ships. That says something.

If not restricted by race he would’ve volunteered to storm beaches. That’s what I see. Because he’s the kinda guy to rise to the challenge and say “I’m going figure out how this here gun works and shoot back at ya ass”.
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Then those clowns need to be named and shamed.

Dorie By-God Miller is exactly who a great ship like this needs to be named after.
This. Fuck every one of those Naval Officers who are disappointed by this.
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