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Capt Robert Miller Milner

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Capt Robert Miller Milner

Birth
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Death 26 Aug 1974 (aged 62)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 20 Site 50208
Memorial ID 86386441 · View Source
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Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Robert Miller Milner (NSN: 0-73586/1310), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a Navy Fighter Plane of Scouting Squadron THREE (VS-3), embarked from the U.S.S. SARATOGA (CV-3), in action on 3 October 1942, while deployed over Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Sighting enemy surface craft about 190 miles from his base, Lieutenant Commander Milner, although attacked immediately by a fighter escort of at least ten enemy planes and subjected to a murderous crossfire, skillfully and daringly piloted his ship into low-hanging clouds. In spite of overwhelming odds, he noted the enemy's position, making an accurate contact report of its location and other pertinent data. His great personal valor and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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  • Created by: John Evans
  • Added: 7 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86386441
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Robert Miller Milner (7 Sep 1911–26 Aug 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86386441, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John Evans (contributor 47071981) .