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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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