Gunners Mate 3rd Class Paul H. Carr died from his wounds 25th October 1944 during the battle off Samar while atempting to fire the last shell in his damaged 5in gun turret on the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts was awarded the silver star and a US Frigate was named in his honnor
Dorie Miller was born in Waco, TX. He joined the Navy as a cook and was in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. He helped carry many sailors to safety and manned an anti aircraft weapon that he had never been trained to use. He was award the Navy Cross for his heroic actions and it was personally presented to him by Admiral Nimitz - head of the entire Pacific Fleet. It was the first time that an African American in the Pacific Fleet received such a high commendation.