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Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller
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Posted by Frank G 2020-01-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [380 views ]  Top

#1 ...I will be honest - had hoped we'd get a Lexington, Saratoga, or Ranger - but if they're bound and determined to name CVN-81 for a person, they couldn't do any better than Doris Miller.

Worst racist administration evah, BTW.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2020-01-19 02:44||   2020-01-19 02:44|| Front Page Top

#2 Have to wonder what nickname/motto the crew will come up with for her....The Dancing Doris? Don't Mess with Doris? (Mess Attendant? Mess?)

OK __ my work here is done....
Posted by Mercutio 2020-01-19 06:27||   2020-01-19 06:27|| Front Page Top

#3 It's not named after an f'n politician. That's a step in the right direction.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-19 07:47||   2020-01-19 07:47|| Front Page Top

#4 ^ Yes sir.
Posted by Uleck Spererong9442 2020-01-19 08:03||   2020-01-19 08:03|| Front Page Top

#5 The Mighty Miller Thriller.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2020-01-19 08:25||   2020-01-19 08:25|| Front Page Top

#6 Sadly, he died less than two years later when his ship USS Liscome Bay, was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Battle of Makin.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839  2020-01-19 09:18||   2020-01-19 09:18|| Front Page Top

#7 While I was also hoping for a ‘traditional and historic’ name, there is not a single thing wrong with this. And given the previous DE having been named for Miller, is this the first time a person has been honored twice like this? I cannot think of other examples.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2020-01-19 09:18||   2020-01-19 09:18|| Front Page Top

#8 Japanese lost 29 to 60 plaens at Pearl. The Japanese admiral decided against a third wave of attacks due to those losses. Dont mess with a navy cook.
Posted by Varmint Splat1454 2020-01-19 10:11||   2020-01-19 10:11|| Front Page Top

#9 This has the feeling of Obama's Nobel Peace Prize. Affirmative action has invaded the US Navy.

You want someone who changed the course of war? How about Commander Wade McClusky, whose decisions during the Midway battle directly led the to sinking of 2 out of 4 Japanese fleet carriers. That changed the course of the war in the Pacific. Oh, and it is even carrier aviation related.

USS Miller, a destroyer escort, previously had been named in honor of the Pearl Harbor veteran.

That seems about right. Destroyers are often maned for Medal of Honor recipients.
Posted by Junter the Infinitesmal3635 2020-01-19 10:49||   2020-01-19 10:49|| Front Page Top

#10 POC fighting with one another at the white man's behest.

That's the way to point this out to any leftists you see celebrating.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-01-19 11:04||   2020-01-19 11:04|| Front Page Top

#11 ^^ That made me cackle. I might have to steal that line.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-01-19 11:08||   2020-01-19 11:08|| Front Page Top

#12 #7 While I was also hoping for a ‘traditional and historic’ name, there is not a single thing wrong with this. And given the previous DE having been named for Miller, is this the first time a person has been honored twice like this? I cannot think of other examples.
Posted by: USN, Ret. 2020-01-19 09:18

...A surprising number, as it turns out - four Bainbridges, three Barneys, two Fletchers, O'Briens, O'Bannons, Nicholas, Kidds, Englands, Spruances, Halseys, John Paul Jones, and quite a few others.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2020-01-19 11:53||   2020-01-19 11:53|| Front Page Top

#13 Pandering to the PC crowd. Miller was a hero, and the idea of honoring him is entirely appropriate but naming one of our largest capital ships for him when MoH and hero’s of greater impact are unnoticed smacks of a groveling mindset amongst the Navy leadership. Our most prominent capital ships should retain the idea of State names and military turning points while heroic individuals like Miller r are honored by other vessels of note.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2020-01-19 12:14||   2020-01-19 12:14|| Front Page Top

#14 Re #12: and the converse is true: 1 Ship named after 5 brothers - the USS Sullivans.
Posted by Mercutio 2020-01-19 15:16||   2020-01-19 15:16|| Front Page Top

#15 @12
thanks, Mike
Posted by USN, Ret. 2020-01-19 18:27||   2020-01-19 18:27|| Front Page Top

#16 RE#13: While you are entitled to your opinion, please tell me what 'heroic' actions Jimmy Carter did that earned him the right to have a sub named after him.

Other than 444 days of hostage captivity and his superior military acumen to lead a goatfuck of a failed hostage rescue. spineless pos (referring to carter).
Posted by USN, Ret. 2020-01-19 18:32||   2020-01-19 18:32|| Front Page Top

#17 please tell me what 'heroic' actions Jimmy Carter did that earned him the right to have a sub named after him.

The USS Jimmy Carter is an intelligence sub and the hull is made of irony, so it all kinda sorta makes sense.

That said, naming ships after living people is a bad idea, IMHO.
Posted by SteveS 2020-01-19 19:52||   2020-01-19 19:52|| Front Page Top

#18 Doris Miller represents a military turning point. Presidents, senators, and other people of power never saw it coming. The ships named after states and leaders were burning and sinking.

One of the first men to begin fighting back for America was a segregated man. One who could not go to school with whites, drink from the same fountains, was to ride in the back of the buses.

A man who saw for the first time say those same white men being slaughtered and after taking several of their broken bodies to safety began fighting back for them when non were left to man that anti-aircraft gun and protect them, even after all they put him through. Men like him and the Tuskegee Airmen red tails of WWII amaze me to this day.

An aircraft carrier is still too small of a boat to give that man his name to, IMHO.
Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2020-01-19 21:43||   2020-01-19 21:43|| Front Page Top

#19 ^ truth. Eloquent, and powerful. Thank you.
- L.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-19 22:54||   2020-01-19 22:54|| Front Page Top

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