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Snaquebite
01-26-2008, 10:15
Rest In Peace Warrior.

RELEASE NUMBER: 080126-01
DATE POSTED: JANUARY 26, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces Soldier killed in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, January 26, 2008) — An Army Special Forces Soldier was killed Jan. 25 as a result of wounds sustained from enemy contact while conducting a combat operation near Barikowt, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, 24, a Special Forces weapons sergeant assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., received fatal wounds as a result of enemy small arms fire.

Miller is survived by his parents, Philip and Maureen Miller, his brothers, Thomas, Martin and Edward, and his sisters, Joanna, Mary, Therese and Patricia, all from Oviedo, Fla.

Bio: http://news.soc.mil/releases/News%20Archive/2008/January/Miller_bio_USASFC.pdf

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rubberneck
01-26-2008, 10:47
RIP SSG Miller.

jbour13
01-26-2008, 10:50
RIP SSG Miller

Abu Jack
01-26-2008, 10:53
Rest In Peace

CoLawman
01-26-2008, 11:11
Rest in Peace SSG Miller.

SF_BHT
01-26-2008, 11:29
RIP SSG Miller........

gtcrispy
01-26-2008, 11:41
RIP SSG Miller

Surgicalcric
01-26-2008, 11:41
Rest In Peace, Brother.

My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends and your Brothers who will carry on despite their and our loss.

Crip

echoes
01-26-2008, 12:07
Rest in Peace Sir. Thank You for your courage, and sacrifice.

The Reaper
01-26-2008, 12:19
RIP, SSG.

You will not be forgotten.

TR

NSDQ
01-26-2008, 12:37
RIP SSG Miller. Thank You for your service & sacrifice.

REMFlt
01-26-2008, 15:55
Rest In Peace, SSG.

jaytee
01-26-2008, 19:24
RIP SSG Miller.

mark46th
01-26-2008, 22:51
Rest in Peace.....

dennisw
01-27-2008, 02:53
My son went through SOPC, selection and the Q course with SSG Robert J. Miller. He said he did not know him well, but knew enough about him to say that he was a PT stud and a good guy. He will be missed. I grieve for his family and pray they find solace in his service and patriotic comittment. Rest in peace SSG Miller.

Red Flag 1
01-27-2008, 10:41
RIP SSG Miller

RF 1

smokfire
01-27-2008, 12:51
Rest in Peace Sergeant.


smokfire

SFS0AVN
01-27-2008, 13:17
RIP SSG Miller, Godspeed.

Goggles Pizano
01-27-2008, 14:09
Rest in peace SSG Miller.

bricklayer
01-27-2008, 17:31
Rest In Peace-

CDRODA396
01-27-2008, 17:51
Rest In Peace SSG Miller, We mourn your loss, and will continue to carry the fight to the enemy so that your sacrifice will not be in vain. You will not be forgotten by the Bushmen.

Lothar
01-28-2008, 01:21
Rest in peace SSG....

ksgbobo
01-28-2008, 14:19
Reading this post kind of hit me a little bit. I am only a few months older than him, and he had the balls to join up and serve his country and to help others fight for theirs. I am grateful for people like him and wish his family the best. RIP SSG Miller and thank you for your service.

Dan
01-30-2008, 08:04
RELEASE NUMBER: 080129-03
DATE POSTED: JANUARY 29, 2008

Hundreds honor fallen Special Forces Soldier

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Courtesy of CJSOTF-A Public Affairs, Jan. 29, 2008) – Hundreds of U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coalition partners lined Bagram Airfield’s main roadway and tarmac Jan. 27, to pay their last respects to a fallen comrade.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert James Miller, of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Force Group (Airborne), was killed Jan. 25, by Taliban fighters while protecting his Operational Detachment Alpha teammates during combat operations near the village of Barikowt, Nari District, Konar Province, Afghanistan.

Miller and his team were supporting an Afghan Border Police and Coalition Forces security patrol in the Chenar Khar Valley near the Pakistan border when they were attacked.

A tactical vehicle carried Staff Sgt. Miller’s flag-draped casket to the waiting U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft. As the vehicle passed, service members stood at attention and rendered a final salute to their fallen comrade; hundreds more soldiers lined the tarmac. Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force 33 formed a cordon leading to the ramp as his brothers in arms serving as pallbearers escorted Staff Sgt. Miller’s remains into the aircraft’s empty cargo area.

U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. Joseph Votel, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, Joint Task Force 82; U.S. Army Col. Chris Haas, Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan and Commander, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne); and Lt. Col. Samuel Ashley, Commander, Special Operations Task Force 33, accompanied the escorts onto the aircraft to honor a fellow soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of his country.

Miller was best remembered as a man who always had a smile and a ‘can do’ attitude. According to his teammates, he was always the first to volunteer for any task.

“Robby was the type of soldier that saw the hardships before him and stepped up to the challenge,” Lt. Col. Ashley eulogized during a memorial ceremony, Jan. 28, at Bagram Airfield. “He understood the hazards of combat and the risks of his service to our nation. He willingly bore the burden of the Soldier. He was the epitome of the SF soldier. He was a warrior among warriors.”

U.S. Army Capt. John Bishop, of Special Operations Task Force 33, and Miller’s former detachment commander also spoke at the ceremony. “He was always quick to volunteer and never thought it should be any other way. On numerous occasions when the Detachment was faced with a difficult task, Robby would just stand up and say, ‘I got this one, I’ll do it, send me.’”

Jan. 25, Miller found himself willingly leading a team of Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition soldiers during a combat reconnaissance patrol in Konar Province, near the Pakistan border. Insurgents hiding in a structure attacked Miller’s team. A fellow teammate called for close-air support to drop ordnance on the insurgent position, disrupting their attack. When the combined patrol moved toward the structure to check for any remaining enemy threats, insurgents again fired using heavy weapons.

Miller’s team captain was seriously wounded within the first minutes of the attack. While his commander was moved to safety, Miller returned fire. At great personal risk to himself, Miller remained at the front of the patrol and continued to lay down suppressive fire on multiple insurgent positions, allowing his wounded commander to be pulled out of the line of fire, ultimately saving his life. Miller’s personal courage under intense enemy fire enabled the entire patrol to gain cover and return fire. Even while injured by direct enemy small arms and machine gun fire, Miller continued to employ his M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and grenades to suppress enemy fire and protect his teammates.

Staff Sgt. Miller enlisted as a Special Forces trainee Aug. 14, 2003. He graduated from Infantry Basic Training and Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Ga., Jan. 6. Miller graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course Sep. 26, 2004, and the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course Mar. 4, 2005. Miller received his coveted Special Forces Tab and was promoted to Sergeant after graduating from the Special Operations French Language Training Course, Sep. 30, 2005. That same day he was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Force Group (Airborne), Ft. Bragg, N.C.

He deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom from Aug. 2006 to March 2007. During this deployment, Miller received two Army Commendation Medals for Valor for his courage under fire.

Miller returned to Afghanistan for his second tour in Oct. 2007, where he served as a Weapons Sergeant for his team.

Lt. Col. Ashley completed the memorial by stating, “The motto of our Regiment is ‘Free the Oppressed.’ Special Forces soldiers have long lived by this creed and today, we all carry this torch. Robby sacrificed his life bringing freedom to the oppressed people of Afghanistan. He placed his life on the line so that others would have a chance to experience freedom.”

Miller is survived by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

--usasoc--

Dan
01-30-2008, 08:04
Hundreds of service members honor the life of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Miller during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 27. Miller was killed by Taliban insurgents Jan. 25, while protecting his Operational Detachment Alpha teammates during combat operations near the village of Barikowt, Nari District, Konar Province, Afghanistan. Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Corey Dennis.

Dan
01-30-2008, 08:04
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert James Miller was killed by Taliban insurgents Jan. 25, while protecting his Operational Detachment Alpha teammates during combat operations near the village of Barikowt, Nari District, Konar Province, Afghanistan. Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Corey Dennis.

Dan
01-30-2008, 08:05
Service members from Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan gather for a memorial ceremony to honor the life of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Miller at Camp Vance, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 28. Miller was killed by Taliban insurgents Jan. 25, while protecting his Operational Detachment Alpha teammates during combat operations near the village of Barikowt, Nari District, Konar Province, Afghanistan. Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Corey Dennis.

Dan
01-30-2008, 08:05
A memorial commemorates the life of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert James Miller during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 28. Miller was killed by Taliban insurgents Jan. 25, while protecting his Operational Detachment Alpha teammates during combat operations near the village of Barikowt, Nari District, Konar Province, Afghanistan. Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Corey Dennis.

tom kelly
01-30-2008, 16:39
Rest In Peace, SSG. Miller

Gypsy
01-30-2008, 17:39
SSG Miller, may you Rest in Peace. My prayers are with your family, friends and Brothers.

sleepyhead4
01-31-2008, 00:35
RIP Brother

vsvo
01-31-2008, 16:58
RIP SSG Miller

thomps2100
01-31-2008, 17:53
RIP SSG Miller

swpa19
02-01-2008, 14:06
RIP SSG Miller Thank you.

onest_abe
02-03-2008, 01:32
RIP Brother.

LongWire
02-09-2008, 01:37
Rip Brother................

sofmed
02-10-2008, 18:50
Rest in peace, young Warrior. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, nor will it be in vain.

moobob
02-11-2008, 06:08
RIP SSG Miller.

warrottjr
02-11-2008, 06:14
THE MILITARY TAPS

Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep.
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
'Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

greenberetTFS
10-05-2008, 11:20
Belated RIP, Warrior....:(

Rogue
10-05-2008, 12:40
RIP

Enigma0122
10-05-2008, 22:07
Rest in Peace. May God comfort you and those you have left behind.

blue02hd
10-06-2008, 03:49
RIP Brother,

Trip_Wire (RIP)
10-06-2008, 14:33
RIP Brother

D9
10-19-2008, 22:13
Rest in peace. Your memory lives on.

Snaquebite
09-09-2010, 17:39
http://charlotte.news14.com/content/local_news/coastal/630183/fort-bragg-soldier-to-receive-medal-of-honor

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FORT BRAGG -- A Fort Bragg Green Beret is being honored for courage and valor after sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan national army soldiers.

White House officials say President Obama will award Staff Sergeant Robert Miller posthumously with the medal of honor.

The Department of Defense said 24 year-old Miller was injured during small-arms fire in Barikowt, Afghanistan in January. Miller worked in Special Forces as a weapons sergeant. He was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne, which was based in from Fort Bragg, N.C.

According to the Department of Defense, Miller was deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 and awarded with the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for courage in the face of the enemy.

He was awarded eight other medals while in service, including the Army Good Conduct Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development ribbons, the Ranger Tab and Special Forces Tab.

Miller is survived by his parents three brothers and three sisters.

The Medal of honor was last given out on September 17,2009. The first one was awarded the Civil War in 1863. It is the highest military decoration bestowed by the U.S. Government.


Other Headlines

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/09/medal.of.honor/

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/09/09/staff-sgt-robert-miller-medal-of-honor-recipient/

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/09/obama-to-award-medal-of-honor/1

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/09/09/president-obama-award-medal-honor

Red Flag 1
09-09-2010, 17:53
Well done SSG Miller!! A greatful nation thanks you for your valor and your sacrifice. May you rest in God's peace.

The Reaper
09-09-2010, 18:06
Well done, SSG Miller. RIP.

Congrats, 3rd Group.

TR

LR27
09-09-2010, 19:59
Great to see an SF soldier properly recognized for his sacrifice.

RIP, SSG Miller.

ZonieDiver
09-09-2010, 20:04
Well done, SSG Miller. Rest In Peace.

JJ_BPK
09-09-2010, 20:06
RIP SSG Miller, Vaya con Dios..

Tatonka316
09-09-2010, 21:09
Rest in Peace, SSG Miller. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice for our brothers. You are a true warrior and hero, and all those who knew you and WILL know about you are better for your being with us and ALL you have done.

molon labe

Eagle5US
09-09-2010, 21:21
Strong work Airborne.

Well done.

Ambush Master
09-09-2010, 21:37
Thoughts and Prayers out for All!! SSG Miller, YOU, and all of the rest, will not be FORGOTTEN!!!

Rest In Peace Brother!!
Martin

Bill Harsey
09-09-2010, 21:47
SSG Miller,
Thank you for your extraordinary service, courage and ultimate sacrifice to this nation. Words cannot convey enough.

Rest In Peace.

Penn
09-09-2010, 21:59
RIP SSG Miller, may God bless and keep you always.

PRB
09-09-2010, 22:01
Brave soldier that.

Bless you for your service and the honor you've bestowed on your Regiment.
You will never be forgotten.

dennisw
09-09-2010, 22:54
I spoke with my son earlier who went through basic, airborne, sopc and the Q course with SSG Miller. He said he was a good soldier. RIP Soldier. Thank you for your courage and your sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

MK262
09-09-2010, 23:28
RIP SSG Miller. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You are a true Hero to a grateful Nation.

azmg
09-10-2010, 00:41
Rest easy SSG Miller and thank you for your heroic service. Prayers out to your family, friends and fellow soldiers.

Mike792
09-10-2010, 01:33
Rest In Peace SSG Miller. Thank You.

Elder
09-10-2010, 03:05
Thank you SSG Miller for your sacrifice and example. Rest in Peace, and Peace and Hope to those who loved you.

SF_BHT
09-10-2010, 05:06
Well done, SSG Miller. Rest in Peace

FMF DOC
09-10-2010, 06:55
RIP Warrior !!!

ryno
09-10-2010, 08:01
Thank you for your sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Enigma0122
09-10-2010, 08:20
Rest in peace, God bless you and may you rest in His loving arms. God bring comfort to those SSG. Miller has left behind. The regiment is thankful for the honor you have brought to it and especially the 3rd Group.

Thanks for your sacrifice.

jbour13
09-10-2010, 08:25
Well deserved and rest in peace.

SouthernDZ
09-10-2010, 08:35
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).

RIP.

Richard
09-10-2010, 08:54
Inspiring. RIP SSG Miller.

The story of CMSGT Etchberger who will be awarded the CMH on 21 Sep 2010 and the defense of LS85 is an interesting one.

http://www.limasite85.us/the_destruction_of_lima_site_85.htm

I'll have to visit the memorial the next time I'm down near Lackland AFB.

http://www.limasite85.us/photogallery/Memorial-at-Lackland/index.htm

Richard

greenberetTFS
09-10-2010, 12:27
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior............:(

Big Teddy

spherojon
09-10-2010, 12:44
RIP SSG Miller, thank you for your sacrifice and dedication.

mark46th
09-10-2010, 17:30
RIP SSG Miller

rtj731
09-10-2010, 18:10
Rest in Peace young warrior


I hope they invite his Team Mates to the ceremony, they are all stand up guys who gave and continue to give.

Gypsy
09-10-2010, 18:45
From our local paper today...

Rest in Peace SSG Miller, we shall never forget you.



http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2693226,CST-NWS-medal10.article

White House to honor slain Wheaton soldier
Family will accept Medal of Honor at Oct. 6 ceremony

September 10, 2010
BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter drozek@suntimes.com

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Miller took over when his commander was wounded during a 2008 attack in Afghanistan, directing return fire and intentionally putting himself in the most dangerous position to protect his men.

His heroic actions helped save more than 20 fellow soldiers and Afghan army allies but cost the 24-year-old former Wheaton man his own life.

Miller's parents will receive his posthumous Medal of Honor -- the nation's highest award for valor --from President Obama during an Oct. 6 ceremony at the White House.

"We thank God that Rob will receive the recognition and honor he deserves," his mother, Maureen Miller, said Thursday.

Her son, a Special Forces trooper on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, was the only U.S. soldier killed in the Jan. 25, 2008, firefight near the Pakistan border.

In a statement, the White House said Miller showed "immeasurable courage and uncommon valor" during the fighting that took his life.

When his unit was attacked, Miller "went out to an exposed position and drew fire to himself so his teammates could get to better cover," Maureen Miller said.

The dedication and courage he showed have helped his family members as they have come to terms with his death.

"We are proud that Rob displayed so much courage, skill and selflessness during his final actions," she said.

Rob Miller, one of eight children, was a 2002 graduate of Wheaton North High School. He was a talented gymnast and helped lead the school's team to the state finals his senior year, former coach Chad Downie recalled.

"He was always just a dedicated guy to his values and his beliefs," Downie said Thursday. "He really developed into an outstanding leader."

Miller went to the University of Iowa for a year, then joined the Army in 2003.

He worked hard, earning the coveted Green Beret of the Special Forces in 2005.

Miller also had a gift for languages, learning French and Pashto, a language commonly spoken in Afghanistan. He was teaching himself to speak Russian at the the time of his death, his mother recalled.

Miller loved the military and the close friendships he formed there, said Downie.

"He loved the camaraderie of being in the Army," Downie said.

Blueboy
09-11-2010, 05:58
I just saw this in the Early Bird. The White House announced on Thursday that SSG Robert Miller, a Special Forces NCO, is to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his gallantry in combat.

De Oppresso Liber,

Jamie

Crue
09-11-2010, 12:23
http://news.soc.mil/releases/News%20Archive/2010/September/100910-01.html

White House to present Medal of Honor to family of Green Beret for heroism in Afghanistan
Washington D.C. (USASOC News Service, Sept. 10, 2010) –On October 6th, President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen Special Forces Soldier for his heroism and valor in combat while serving in Afghanistan in January of 2008.

President Barak Obama will honor the extraordinary courage and selfless sacrifice of Staff Sgt. Robert Miller by presenting his family with our nation’s highest award, the Medal of Honor. This will be the third time the Medal of Honor has been presented by President Obama.

Only 24-years old, Miller impressed everyone on his team. Although the youngest member of “A” Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., he quickly earned a reputation for taking on difficult challenges and leading from the front according to numerous interview with other Operational Detachment –Alpha (ODA) Team Members.

An avid athlete and a student of human nature, he was often called on because of his expertise in weapons and languages. His teammates recalled how quickly he picked up Pashto (one of Afghanistan's native languages) and how the local villagers loved to spend time with him and teach him their language and culture. According to one team members recollections, the villagers developed a bond with him over evening meals while drinking the local tea “chai,” they respected and trusted him. In all things, “Robbie,” as he was called, was a natural to Special Forces, a true embodiment of a Green Beret.

On Jan. 25, 2008, Miller while serving as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant for his team, Miller volunteered to take lead on a nocturnal patrol in the Konar Province near the Pakistan border. Because of his Pashto language abilities, he led and directed the small local contingent of Afghan National Army Soldiers from the front. As they approached their target area his team was attacked by insurgents.

In the ensuing chaos Miller showed his mettle by directing fire and providing cover for his men. Miller deliberately moved forward making himself vulnerable as he engaged several enemy positions to provide suppressive fire, buying time for his teammates to take cover. Exposing his position repeatedly, he drew fire from more than 100 enemy fighters, ultimately saving the lives of his fellow Green Berets and 15 local ANA soldiers.

Miller’s unwavering courage and selfless actions embodied the highest principles of the Special Forces community, and are a testament to the Army values he lived every day. This was his second combat tour to Afghanistan, the first being from August 2006 to March 2007.

Born in Harrisburg, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1983, his family moved and he grew up in Wheaton, Ill. He attended Wheaton North High School and was a respected gymnast and all-around athlete.

On Aug. 14, 2003, he enlisted in the Army as an 18 X-ray, Special Forces candidate, with the hope of becoming a Green Beret. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course on Sept. 26, 2004. After his enlistment Miller’s parents moved to and currently reside in Oviedo, Fla.

His previous military decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals for valor, the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Special Forces Tab and the Ranger Tab.

Miller will become the seventh service member to receive the Medal of Honor during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The last recipient of the Medal of Honor was Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, who posthumously received the award on Sept. 17, 2009, in a ceremony at the White House.

greenberetTFS
09-11-2010, 13:37
Well done SSG Miller,De Oppresso Liber......... God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior............:(

Big Teddy

GSquared
09-14-2010, 12:22
RIP, warrior.

Peregrino
09-14-2010, 19:43
NARRATIVE TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
THE MEDAL OF HONOR
TO
STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT J. MILLER

Jgood
09-27-2010, 15:10
Thoughts and Prayers to his family. Thank you for your service SSG Miller

Tuukka
09-29-2010, 15:31
Damn, that narrative gave a much more detailed view to his actions.

That man had a truckload of what we call sisu!

RIP SSG Miller.

mugwump
10-03-2010, 14:33
Today's Chicago Tribune. It's front page on the Herald as well.
16716

orion5
10-03-2010, 15:06
LINK (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-1003-miller-medal-of-honor-20101003-37,0,4939294,full.story)

I loved the last 2 sentences of the article - a quote by SSG Miller's mother:

"Speaking strictly as parents," Maureen Miller said, "we are humbled that a child we raised was able to demonstrate such courage, skill, leadership and clarity of mind in the most difficult of situations. For all his God-given energy and drive, Rob was still in many ways just an ordinary kid from the Chicago suburbs who did extraordinary things."

Utah Bob
10-05-2010, 19:49
Makes ya damn proud.
Hell of a fight.
Hell of a good job.

GT Kevin
10-05-2010, 19:54
God Bless, RIP

Stingray
10-06-2010, 03:39
Medal of Honor to Green Beret killed in Afghan war
By MARK S. SMITH (AP) – 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON — With the war in Afghanistan about to grind past another milestone, President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor on Wednesday to an Army Green Beret killed two winters ago when his patrol was ambushed by the Taliban.

The parents of Staff Sgt. Robert Miller were scheduled to accept the nation's highest award for valor in an East Room ceremony.

The 24-year-old Miller, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., was leading a nighttime patrol of U.S. and Afghan troops in Kunar province near the Pakistan border on Jan. 25, 2008, when a much larger force of insurgents opened fire.

Comrades who survived the battle say Miller continued advancing, firing and hurling grenades, even after he was wounded twice in the chest, pinning down enemy troops as he sought to rescue the others.

"He displayed immeasurable courage and uncommon valor — eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates," a White House statement said.

Miller is the third U.S. service member to receive the Medal of Honor for the Afghanistan conflict.

Thursday is the ninth anniversary of the bombardment that began the post-9/11 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Since then, more than 1,200 U.S. troops have perished in the conflict, and this year is already the deadliest yet. Afghanistan is America's longest war since Vietnam.

In August, the troop surge Obama ordered last December to reverse Taliban gains reached its peak. Currently, U.S. troop strength numbers just under 95,000.

While vowing not to let Afghanistan became a haven for al-Qaida, Obama has set a deadline of next summer to start drawing down U.S. forces and handing responsibility to Afghan troops.

Associated Press writer Sagar Meghani contributed to this report.

Bordercop
10-06-2010, 06:25
Rest in Peace SSG Miller. God Bless you and your family. We won't forget.

rdret1
10-06-2010, 09:22
Rest in Peace SSG Miller. May God bless you and your family.

dunk50
10-06-2010, 13:56
Rest in Peace Sgt. Miller

TrapLine
10-06-2010, 14:20
My prayers are with the family of SSG Miller and his brothers. Rest in peace, warrior.

Gypsy
10-06-2010, 15:21
Wanted to pay my respect and attend a local memorial they had for him today but am not able to drive yet. My prayers are with family and friends.

Blitzzz (RIP)
10-06-2010, 20:35
A Norse name for you. Bless you and your family.
Peace, forever Peace.

spherojon
10-07-2010, 14:40
Video and Article

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/06/awarding-staff-sergeant-robert-j-miller-medal-honor

Nick710
10-07-2010, 14:45
Rest peaceably SSG Miller, for you have earned eternal peace.

I thank God that this nation can still produce men like him.

head
10-07-2010, 16:47
Thank you, SSG Miller, and rest in peace.

Reaper411
10-07-2010, 18:50
Thank you SSG Miller and God bless his family.

Utah Bob
01-23-2011, 10:28
A friend of mine was at the ceremony yesterday to place the memorial to Ssg Miller.
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-01-22/news/os-medal-of-honor-gravestone-20110122_1_headstone-miller-honor

Rest in Peace Rob. Your sacrifice will be honored.

Dusty
01-23-2011, 10:31
Prayers out to the family and RIP.

Jgood
01-23-2011, 13:20
I was part of the color guard, glad to be able to pay tribute to him. They had some good pics of him.