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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

University of West Virginia Veterans Memorials

 
 
Dorie Miller and VFW plaques image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
1. Dorie Miller and VFW plaques
Inscription.  
[Top left plaque:]
Doris "Dorie" Miller
First African American Hero of WWII

In Recognition of Extraordinary
Courage in Battle

Aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia

Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

[Bottom left plaque:]
Presented by the
Veterans of Foreign Wars
and Ladie Auxiliary
Department of West Virginia
in honor of all West Virginians
who have served in
the Armed Forces of our country

May 11, 1963

[Center plaque:]
Roll of Honor

In memory of

West Virginia University students
who died in the service of
the United States of America
during wartime

[Right plaque:]
USS West Virginia Crew lost at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

By J.W. Horne
12-7-2007

 
Location. 39° 38.142′ N, 79° 57.237′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker
Roll of Honor plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
2. Roll of Honor plaque
is on College Avenue east of University Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1917 College Avenue, Morgantown WV 26506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mast of the Battleship West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Oglebay Hall (a few steps from this marker); Bell of the Armored Cruiser U.S.S. West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Chitwood Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (about 300 feet away); Woodburn Circle (about 300 feet away); Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, World II
 
University of West Virginia Veterans Memorials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
3. University of West Virginia Veterans Memorials Marker
University of West Virginia Veterans Memorials image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
4. University of West Virginia Veterans Memorials
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, pins Navy Cross on Doris Miller image. Click for full size.
U.S. Navy, Office of Public Relations, Review Section (courtesy of the Library of Congress), May 27, 1942
5. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, pins Navy Cross on Doris Miller
Full title is: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, pins the Navy Cross on Doris Miller, Steward's Mate 1/c, USN, at a ceremony on board a U.S. Navy warship in Pearl Harbor, T.H., May 27, 1942
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5. submitted on May 25, 2019.
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