Dorie Miller was serving aboard the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Miller, a cook, went to his battle station only to discover it had been torpedoed, so he was assigned to carry injured sailors to safety. He also manned a .50-caliber Browning anti-aircraft machine gun, which he had not been trained to operate, until he ran out of ammunition and was ordered to abandon ship. (U.S. Navy/File)
Gallery: Memories of World War II
Jan. 07, 2009 @ 01:44 PM
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ushered the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. It changed the lives of millions of Americans who put on their country's uniform and went into battle.