Alexander J Miller

Alexander J Miller

Birth
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
Death 31 Jul 2009 (aged 21)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Columbarium Court 7-A Column 11, Niche 2
Memorial ID 49264911 · View Source
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Of Clermont, FL, he was killed in combat in Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), based in Fort Drum, NY.

He was a graduate of East Ridge High School in Clermont, FL. He had hoped to attend the University of Central FL after completing his military duty.

Visitation was held Sunday, August 9, 2009 at the 1st United Methodist Church, Clermont, followed by funeral services there. His funeral included full military honors, held outside in the church courtyard, complete with a flag-folding ceremony, a 21-gun salute and taps by a live trumpeter. Among those who attended his funeral were 101 members of the Patriot Guard Riders, a volunteer group comprised mostly veterans, that honors fallen soldiers. The military presence at his funeral included Army Maj Gen Robert E Livingston, Jr, who is attached to CENTCOM at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Miller had been awarded two medals posthumously, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. During the funeral, MG Livingston presented the medals to Miller's mother. Besides his mother, he is also survived by a brother and two half-brothers.

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49264911
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander J Miller (30 Dec 1987–31 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49264911, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .