Death of Dorie Miller
U.S. sailor Dorie Miller died on November 24, 1943, during the Battle of Makin.
Doris “Dorie” Miller was born on October 12, 1919, in Waco, Texas. The third of four sons, he worked on the family farm, was a good student, and played fullback on his high school’s football team. He eventually dropped out of school and joined the Navy on September 16, 1939.