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A West Point graduate and a member of the Long Gray Line, Lieutenant Bonnell was assigned to the U.S. Army ’s 3rd Infantry Regiment when he successfully quelled an uprising of 1,700 Indian warriors through a peaceful negotiation with Caddo Chief Cortes; his efforts helped enable General Sam Houston to focus the full strength of his army on defeating Mexican troops led by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the famed...
The 10 minute The Joseph Bonnell documentary, cut down to 4 minutes for museum use!
Photograph collection from the Naval History and Heritage Command of Doris "Dorie" Miller.
Doris Miller, known as "Dorie" to shipmates and friends, was born in Waco, Texas, on 12 October 1919, to Henrietta and Conery Miller. He had three brothers, one of which served in the Army during World War II. While attending Moore High School in Waco, he was a fullback on the football team. He worked on his father's farm before enlisting in the U.S Navy as Mess Attendant, Third Class, at Dallas, Texas, on 16...
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