The student news site of Panola College.

The Pony Express

Filed under News, Showcase

O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Panola College will celebrate Black History Month at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 in the Murphy Payne Community Room of the M.P. Baker Library. Bill O’Neal, State Historian of Texas, will present a program on Doris Miller of Waco, a hero of Pearl Harbor and the first African-American ever to be awarded the Navy Cross.

Miller was a high school footbal star and a Navy boxing champion. At Pearl Harbor he was stationed aboard the battleship West Virginia when Japanese war planes unexpectedly attacked. Miller performed with great valor and his Navy Cross was presented by a fellow Texan, Admiral Chester Nimitz of Fredericksburg.

O’Neal is the author of  a biography, Doris Miller, Hero of Pearl Harbor. He will describe Miller’s background, his career in the Navy, the attack on Pearl Harbor and the tagic death of Miller during combat in the Pacific.

A light lunch wil be served for the first 50 visitors attending. The program is free and open to the community. For additional information please call 903-693-2091 or email [email protected]

Print Friendly

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    Alumni News

    Panola College mourns Mrs. Glendell Chadwick

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    Community News

    Register now for fall 2017

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    Alumni News

    The Pony 2017 photo book available

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    Baseball

    Ponies advance at regional conference

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    News

    Photo Gallery – 2017 Spring Commencement

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    News

    The Pony 2017 yearbook to be available at Commencement

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    Band

    Sophomores present instrumental recital

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    Alumni News

    Panola library hosts reception for Chauncy Williams

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    Alumni News

    Panola alumnus Chauncy Williams’ reception May 2

  • O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero

    Alumni News

    Dr. Sherilyn Emberton named Alumna of the Year

The student news site of Panola College.
O’Neal to discuss Doris Miller, American hero