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Dorie Miller was the first national Black hero during World War II and was honored with the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, An American Defense Medal With Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal. A Navy mess man 1st. Class on the battleship USS WEST VIRGINIA at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on December 7,1941, he shot down five Japanese planes. As a mess man, Miller had not been trained in the use of a weapon. Miller only stopped firing on the Japanese because he was told to abandon ship. Miller saved his Captain and many more men on the dreadful day on December 7,1941. The fact that Dorie Miller was not even trained in the use of firearms because of the Navy's Jim Crow racism should not prohibit Dorie Miller from getting the Medal Of Honor which is long over due in the case of Dorie Miller. The continued cover-up by the United States Government(Navy) in the case of Dorie Miller relative to awarding said award MOH is further evidence on how much structural racism still exist even with allegedly the first African American President. Why has the war hero John McCain(R)U.S.Senator from Arizona refused to take of the cause of Dorie Miller ? The U.S. (Navy ) in the past and said continues to the present to discriminate against Blacks in the systems of the awarding of various medals for honor,bravery, courage for all wars that people of color participated from the American Revolution to the misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan.