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Lieut Gary Lee Miller
Birth: Mar. 19, 1947
Death: Feb. 16, 1969

Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Miller served as a First Lieutenant, United States Army, Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service at Binh Duong Province, Republic of Vietnam, on February 16, 1969. His citation reads-For conspicuous intrepidity and gallantry in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. First Lt. Miller, Infantry, Company A, was serving as a platoon leader at night when his company ambushed a hostile force infiltrating from Cambodian sanctuaries. After contact with the enemy was broken, 1st Lt. Miller led a reconnaissance patrol from their prepared positions through the early evening darkness and dense tropical growth to search the area for enemy casualties. As the group advanced they were suddenly attacked. First Lt. Miller was seriously wounded. However, the group fought back with telling effect on the hostile force. An enemy grenade was thrown into the midst of the friendly patrol group and all took cover except 1st Lt. Miller. who in the dim light located the grenade and threw himself on it, absorbing the force of the explosion with his body. His action saved nearby members of his patrol from almost certain serious injury. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by this officer were an inspiration to his comrades and are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.  (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Alleghany Memorial Park
Low Moor
Alleghany County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Garden of Prayer, Row 1, #27
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2003
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