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Robert Wayne Miller
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Birth: May 18, 1922
Breckinridge County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1963
Owensboro
Daviess County
Kentucky, USA

Barber. During World War II, he served as a Private First Class in the United States Army. His unit, the 387th Field Artillery Battalion, was among the first to arrive directly from the United States by ship on the European Continent. After allied soldiers liberated the Port of Cherbourg, France, American military supplies no longer had to be routed via England. During the war, he served as a gun crewman in light artillery, and he was decorated for good conduct. His military service brought him from the Port of Cherbourg, through the City of Caen, through Paris, across Southern Belgium, and then into Germany. His unit suffered heavy German resistance along the Rhine River. At the time of the German surrender, he was stationed at the Holle Air Force Base, about 165 miles west of Berlin. Upon his return to Kentucky, he married Mabel Mingus. Almost immediately afterward, he was transferred to a camp in San Obispo, California to prepare for further service in the Pacific Theater. When the Japanese surrendered on August 15, 1945, he was spared the additional duty of serving in the Pacific.

He and his wife had two children, Hubert Wayne Miller (who was killed in Vietnam) and Bettye Jean (Miller) Embry. They attended New Clover Creek Baptist Church and later attended Cloverport Baptist Church.

Bob became a barber in Cloverport, and "flat top" haircuts became his specialty.

He died within a few days of suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 41. Having earned the love and respect of the people of Cloverport, several hundred individuals visited the funeral home or attended the funeral. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hubert Miller (1894 - 1969)
  Hazel Irene Hawkins Miller (1898 - 1987)
 
 Spouse:
  Mabel Rae Mingus Miller Kays (1926 - 2012)*
 
 Children:
  Hubert Wayne Miller (1946 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carl Thomas Miller (1920 - 1997)*
  Robert Wayne Miller (1922 - 1963)
  Franklin Miller (1937 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cloverport Cemetery
Cloverport
Breckinridge County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Perry Ryan
Record added: May 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90881336
Robert Wayne Miller
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Robert Wayne Miller
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Robert Wayne Miller
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