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‘Remember Pearl Harbor!’…and World War II’s First American Hero: Dorie Miller, a Black Man

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After being drafted into the Army, I immediately joined the Navy in 1970, hoping to avoid combat in Vietnam. I did not pretend to be, never aspired to be, anybody’s “hero.” The atrocities and ravages of that war were being played out nightly on our TV screens. Like Muhammad Ali, I had no quarrel with the Vietnamese people (North or…

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Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Freelancer since the earth first began cooling. My beat, justice: racial, social, political, economic and cultural. I’m on FB, Twitter, Link, hdyerjr@gmail.com.