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Photo #: 80-G-23588
Doris Miller, Mess Attendant Second Class, USN
Receives the Navy Cross from Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, at an awards ceremony held on the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CV-6) at Pearl Harbor, 27 May 1942.
The medal was awarded for heroism on board USS West Virginia (BB-48) during the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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29 November 1998