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The Hero of The Harbor, Doris Miller, is expected to have the fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier after him on Monday.
Doreen Ravenscroft, a team leader for the Doris Miller Memorial had this to say…
“I think that Doris Miller is an American hero simply because of what he represents as a young man going beyond the call of what’s expected. An African American was not allowed to man a gun in the Navy in 1941. Without him really knowing, he actually was a part of the Civil Rights movement because he changed the thinking in the Navy.”
The Ford-class aircraft carriers are the largest carriers in the world. There are currently only 2 on the high seas, The USS Gerald R. Ford and the USS John F. Kennedy.
There is a 3rd Ford-class under construction, The USS Enterprise but won’t be launched until sometime in 2025
Miller’s namesake and $13 billion carrier is scheduled to launch in 2027, and enter service 3 years later in 2030
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