Miller To Recall World War II Experience

October 27, 2015 at 7:42 PM

     The DuBois Area Historical Society will continue a November tradition of hosting a military veteran on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., when World War II U. S. Navy veteran Emory Miller will be the guest speaker. Miller’s program at the Society’s museum, 30 W. Long Ave. DuBois, is free and open to all.

      Miller, who lives in Home Camp, was 17-years-old when he enlisted in the U. S. Navy on Dec. 30, 1942. After completing boot camp at Newport, R. I., Miller served his enlistment in the Pacific Theater.  He was assigned to the U.S.S. Whitehurst, a destroyer escort, which survived the impact of a Japanese suicide plane at Okinawa, Japan. That attack killed 42 members of the Whitehurst’s crew.

       World War II ended while Miller was still on duty. He spent the remainder of his tour on shore duty in Shanghai, China. He completed his enlistment on Dec. 27, 1946.

       This is the concluding 2015 program for the DuBois Area Historical Society. 

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