Doris Miller Memorial

Help us honor the Bravery, Heroism, and Acts Beyond the Call of Duty of

Doris Miller


In doing so, honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during America’s armed conflicts.


Doris Miller was a cook in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time. Doris is a native son of Waco, Texas, who seeks to honor and remember him with a memorial site and sculpture on the Brazos River in downtown Waco.


Please consider becoming a part of this effort to remember this important American.