January 25, 2008
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
BORN: October 14, 1983 Harrisburg, PA
HOMETOWN: Wheaton, IL
ENTERED SERVICE: August 14, 2003
UNITS: ODA 3312, A Co., 3rd Bn, 3rd SFG (A)
MILITARY TRAINING: Warrior Leader Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; Basic Airborne Course; the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course; Special Forces Qualification Course; Special Forces Heavy Weapons Course; and the U.S. Army Ranger School.
DEPLOYMENTS: Afghanistan (2)
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: The Congressional Medal of Honor, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal for Valor, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, Special Forces tab and Ranger tab
SURVIVED BY: Parents, Philip and Maureen Miller, brothers, Thomas, Martin and Edward, sisters, Joanna, Mary, Therese and Patricia.
SSG Miller single-handedly charged over 100 insurgence while allowing his team to fall back to safety. While doing so he was wounded, but he continued to fight on until his team reached the safety point. SSG Miller was mortally wounded during the exchange.
Special Forces Weapons Sergeant