Some month later Dorie Miller was serving on an aircraft carrier when Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Commander of the Pacific Fleet, came aboard to preside over a special award with the prestigious Navy Cross, commending his for a singular act a valor and “disregard for his own personal safety.” Miller’s heroism helped to shatter to bias against Negroes in the armed forces. Although he could have accepted a sinecure at a U.S. naval base, Dorie chose to remain in the combat zone where he was killed in action in December, 1943.
- preside- memimpin, mengawasi
- valor – keberanian, kegagahan
- shatter- menghancurkan, memusnahkan
- bias – prasangka
- sinecure – pekerjaan yg amat enteng, mendapat gaji tanpa bekerja