• In the movie Pear! Harbor, Dorie Miller (Cuba
Gooding Jr.), a messman with no formal rifle training,
runs to an open anti-aircraft gun and shoots down
multiple Japanese planes, then pulls wounded sailors
through 400 yards of flaming wreckage to safety. It
feels like typical corny Hollywood theatrics, except
for the fact that it's exactly what happened.
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    • He was the first African American to win the Navy Cross, the highest award in the US Navy
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    • Now the man is honored with a new Aircraft Carrier being named after him. Legend and Hero.
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    • They are naming an aircraft carrier after him. No joke.
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    • AirplaneCheck!: THIS POST FEATURES AIRPLANES!! :D
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    • Messman makes a mess of the Japs
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    • some people train hard to be heroes and others are just born that way
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    • I wouldn't mind seeing facts like these in black history month. The people I hear about usually a just a bunch of over hyped regular people going about their regular day. Its just made into something big because they're black.
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    • Isn't it part if basic to get trained on a rifle? Also what does being trained with a rifle have to do with a fucking AA gun. Dude is an American hero tho.
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    • Cooks are the baddest guys in the navy. Dudes operate on like 4 hours of sleep and work all day.
      Finlan 18 jun
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    • fucking beast
      NobIe 18 jun
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    • Need to flood the world with the THOUSANDS of stories like this. Black folks are NOT victims. They have contributed to every facet of the country for hundreds of years.
      GOBUXMSUX 19 jun
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    • Worst line in that movie “ I think world war 2 just started”
      WarSoul48 18 jun
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    • I want a COD with campaign levels that follow heroic actions of people like this.
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    • Hero status
      Jerando 18 jun
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    • Absolute fucking Chad. The raw power of this man... amazing
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    • Guys, he was a cook and was told to get on the guns. The soldiers that told him to go to the guns thought he was just going to reload the guns for someone else. Surprised the ship didnt sink under his massive balls.
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    • Another thing to note is that this film was directed by Michael Bay, and this is about the only time he didn’t stereotype a black guy
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    • A true American hero who fought and risked his life for every americans right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that we all take for granted. These riots and the cancer known as the "woke" is a huge slap in the face to the heros who risked their lives for these people who truly live in the
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    • Tora Tora Tora is a better Pearl Harbor film
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    • The dude went from toasting bread to toasting Japs
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    • WACO GANG
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    • Who’s the guy in WW1 or 2 that charged an entire hillside with nothing but his side arm, and was so scary that the rest of the Them surrendered, his name was Calvin something
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    • And he was forgotten by history.
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    • “That man has no rifle training.” “It’s got a trigger and a barrel to point, if you aren’t trained at birth you’re just wasting Uncle Sam’s time.”
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    • Some people have talents and abilities that exceed your expectation of them, you only have to let them be that person
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    • One of the only good parts of that shit movie.
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    • Wasn't that movie terrible?
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    • And the leftists hate it
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    • My grandpa shot down japs he was a bad mf but he died when i was like 5 so i never really got to know him
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    • Pretty sure even if you're a cook you have to have rifle training, its a part of bootcamp/basic training then you get to pick an MO
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    • I need you like Ben affleck needs acting school
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    • IF YOUR INTERESTED. My entire account is dedicated to the pacific war, I highly recommend dropping by and taking a look at some of the war photos, i just don't want them to be forgotten in history.
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    • This is not funny but god bless
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    • The_God_ 21 jun
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    • I know critics like to bag Pearl Harbor and the whole love story aspect is kinda dumb but like...it’s still an awesome war movie.
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    • Fucken mad respect
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    • It’s true, I was the flaming wreckage
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    • i got it to 100k ;)
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    • lived in hawaii all my life & still haven’t been to pearl harbor, not officially anyway
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    • I might be wrong but I think he was also the first African American to be rewarded the medal of honor bc of this
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    • I hope that if I'm ever in a situation like that, I can be like him
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    • Isn’t he going to be the name of the newest aircraft carrier
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    • I think Doris Miller also got the Medal of Honor
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    • Wtf is “spam content”?
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    • I know this movies isn’t overly well-liked, and I’m not a huge Micheal Bay fan, but he definitely did his homework for the actual attack scene
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    • Shitty movie
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    • Cuba Gooding Jr. is a dick in real life
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    • Chad
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    • Black lad moment
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    • I thought this was common knowledge...
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    • Isnt there a video of a SOAD song I think Tentative that someone put over some of this movies scenes?
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    • Its honestly ashame that the education system doesn't go into the depth of African Americans regiments in wars, there's so much interesting and cool stuff in that history.
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    • My dumb liberal older half sister said the riots & destruction over George Floyd is just like the US bombing japan bc of Pearl Harbor
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    • What's the movie where there was a guy who was almost drowned multiple times during marine training and then he went diving but got stuck inside something where his oxygen was cut off and Out of everyone he got the worst treatment?
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    • Hes more american and patriotic than what any kkk member has done for the country which is jack shit
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    • Shout out to one of the good things to come out of Waco, TX
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    • I went to an elementary school named after him in California
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    • False I did a report on him and in his initial statement he said he shot at the planes and didn’t think he shot any down but as his story got more and more famous he started adding on planes he shot down eventually to 3 or 4 planes in his final version of the story.
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    • And yet white people hate blacks
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    • Here’s the thing tho..... even after all that with all the racism in the 40s he didn’t get any credit for it till years later. It’s kinda sad but better late than never I guess.
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    • There was a black artillery battalion (I forget the specific name) that was one of the main reasons the 101st airborne was able to reach Bastogne before it was overrun. When they were ordered to pull back, one company stayed behind to buy as much time as possible.
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    • And then they treated him like shit and left him for dead when he got back home :)
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    • Sorry bad English. Where fact check?
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    • Noobs got gunned down by cookie.
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    • Then he went back to america and was lynched for being a black guy , gotta love the USA
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    • Fake news.
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    • Yeah I guess black people would naturally be good at kiIIing
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    • Not trying to be a downer but genuinely wondering how do people know these war stories are true? Like a lot of them involve either one guy or a small squad so how do we know that a lot of them aren’t exaggerating.
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    • What movie is this again?
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    • Where's the proof
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    • Don’t pretend like the movie was good
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    • This man is AMERICAN. F Africa!
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    • Outstanding Movie.
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    • Hero
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    • Still couldn’t drink out of the same water fountain as a white man though
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    • Cuba gooding jr went to my highschool in applevalley
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    • Is that 50 cent?
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    • God bless our veterans
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    • So anyways I just started blasting
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    • I went to that school named after him
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    • Cuba gooding Jr was great in Pearl Harbor and Men of Honor.
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    • His ship was also the Arizona which famously sank and became a tomb for hundreds of sailors. Pretty awesome memorial in Hawaii that goes right over the ship
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    • Rad
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    • Dues ex Machina in real life
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    • My APUSH teacher made a point to not let us forget that
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    • this man was playing BF5 irl
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    • I thought Th is was from Midway. Yknow pearl harbour but gay
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    • And yall burn the flag in his honor dumbasses
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    • Is it pronounced Cuba like scuba without and s, Cuba like cub with an a, or Cuba like Cuba the country. It’s important that I know how to pronounce this hero’s name.
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    • Too bad he's black.
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    • I didn’t know that. Not even in the part where they tell you it’s based on a true story.
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    • Not sure about every branch, but the one I know of train all their members on use of personal arms despite MOS
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    • The Left hates American History like this.
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    • Now these are the type of men we build statues of.
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    • Yes! Awesome goodness
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    • My great uncle gave his life that day he was manning a gun until a plane crashed into him
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