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SSGT Robert James Miller

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SSGT Robert James Miller

Birth
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jan 2008 (aged 24)
Kunar, Afghanistan
Burial Casselberry, Seminole County, Florida, USA
Plot Garden of Honor (Section 13) Lot D, Space 1
Memorial ID 58500244 View Source
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Afghanistan Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Staff Sergeant in Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne, US Army. On January 25, 2008, Staff Sergeant Miller volunteered to lead a Special Forces Weapons team on a nocturnal patrol near the village of Barikowt, Nari District, Konar Province, Afghanistan. Because of his Pashto language abilities, he also led a small local contingent of Afghan National Army Soldiers. As they approached their objective his team was attacked by a large group of Taliban insurgents. In the ensuing action Staff Sergeant Miller deliberately moved forward making himself vulnerable as he engaged enemy positions to provide suppressive fire, so his teammates could take cover. Exposing his position repeatedly, he drew fire from more than 100 enemy fighters until he was mortally wounded. His efforts ultimately saved the lives of his fellow Green Berets and 15 local ANA soldiers. For most conspicuous valor and selfless service sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on October 5, 2010 , presented to his parents by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 11 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 58500244
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/58500244/robert-james-miller : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Robert James Miller (14 Oct 1983–25 Jan 2008), Find a Grave Memorial ID 58500244, citing All Faiths Memorial Park, Casselberry, Seminole County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .