Doris Miller The Color Purple Summary

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Darius Grant
Croissant One- During world war two 2.5 million African Americans signed up for draft. Also black women volunteered in large numbers. Still while blacks were serving they still experienced discrimination and segregation.

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Doris Miller
Miller was from Texas he was aboard USS Virginia at Pearl Harbor 1941. Miller is awarded the Navy Cross from Chester W. Nimitz. Doris Miller was killed in action (KIA) . He sunk down with the USS Liscome Bay November 1943. The First Africans - The first African American to be commissioned in the Marine Corps. He has his Second Lieutenant’s bars pinned by his wife. The lieutenant's name is Frederick C. Branch of Charlotte, NC. The first ship named

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