Gary L. Miller

MILLER,GARY
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Gary L. Miller

First Lieutenant Gary L. Miller, Infantry, for conspiuous intrepidity and gallantry in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. First Lieutenant Miller, Infantry, Company A, was serving as Platoon Leader at night when his company ambushed a hostile force infiltrating from Cambodian santuaries. After contact with the enemy was broken, First Lieutenant Miller led the 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 Lieutenant 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 First Lieutenant Miller, who in 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.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
MH ID#
MH_00035
Key Assignment
Vietnam
Highest Award
Medal of Honor
Year Inducted
1981
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
First Lieutenant
HF ID #
HF_01000

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