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MILLER, Raymond L

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MILLER, Raymond Leon

Servicenumber: 39287698

 

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Age: 20
Born: 30 September 1923, San Diego, California
Hometown: San Diego, California
Family: Thomas R. Miller (father)
Rozalla (Dean) Miller (mother)
Stanley Miller (brother)
Buster Miller (brother)
Lene (Belle) Miller (sister)
Eileen Miller (wife)
Rank: Technician Fifth Class
Function: Medic
Regiment: 327th Glider Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division – Transport: 101st Airborne Division
Company – Squadron: RHQ Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
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Date of death: 24 September 1944
Status: DOW
Place of death: Holland
Spot: Not available
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot P, Row 16, Grave 8
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information:

T/5 Raymond Leon Miller voluntarily joined the airborne troops and wanted a feature where he could help other and therefore chose a specialization as Medic. He followed his basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.He married his wife Eileen 2 weeks before he was killed. 

T/5 Miller died of injuries, sustained during the fighting around the Sint Lambertuskerk in Veghel, the Netherlands on Friday 22 September 1944.

Citation For The Bronze Star Medal:
"Private Raymond L. Miller, 39287698, Medical Detachment, Glider Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by gallantry in action against the enemy. His gallantry, initiative, and disregard for his personal safety were in accordance with the highest standards of the military service."

Citation For The Silver Star Medal:
"Private Raymond L. Miller, 39287698, Medical Detachment, Glider Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by gallantry in action against the enemy in France, in the action about carentan. On 11 June 1944, Private Miller, Learning that a battalion of an adjacent regiment was suffering heavy casualties and was without medical aid men, organized, on his own initiative, a stretcher team. He then led this team across one hundred yards of open, fire-swept ground, making repeated trips, moving the wounded to the bank of the River Douve. Here, Private Miller secured a rubber boat and directed the evacuation of the wounded across the river to an aid station. This action required the most strenuous physical exertion, and was Accomplished under continual mortar fire. Private Miller obtained frequent reliefs for the members of his team, but refused to stop himself until all of the wounded had been safely evacuated. His actions were in accordance with the highest standards of the military service. Entered military service from California."


Source of information: Astrid van Erp, Casper Eurlings, Marc van den Berkmortel, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.ww2-airborne.us, www.archives.gov

Photo source: www.findagrave.com, Des Philippet, Family Miller

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