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DANA LEE MILLER


is honored on Panel 25W, Line 106 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 5/13/18 - by A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969
    Dana L. Miller
    HOME OF RECORD:
    Akron, Ohio

    Silver Star
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Marine Corps
    Rank: Corporal
    Battalion: 2d Battalion
    Division: 3d Marine Division
    GENERAL ORDERS:
    CITATION:
    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Dana L. Miller (MCSN: 2263958), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Radio Operator with Battery D, Second Battalion, Twelfth Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 13 May 1969, Battery D was occupying a defensive position at Fire Support Base Erskine in Quang Tri Province and was preparing for a fire mission when a flash fire started in an artillery emplacement. Reacting instantly, Corporal Miller unhesitatingly rushed toward the blaze in an attempt to extinguish the fire. Alertly observing that the flames were moving rapidly toward the ready pit, which contained several high explosive artillery rounds, he fearlessly entered the pit and, although fully aware of the dangers involved, quickly began removing the ammunition. While Corporal Miller was resolutely engaged in this hazardous task and was attempting to smother the fire, the remaining rounds exploded and he was mortally wounded. By his courage, bold initiative and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Miller upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/27/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Dana Lee Miller, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 5/13/15 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered!!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Dana. :-(
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 5/13/12 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Thank You Marine

    Posted on 1/6/03 - by Donald Lytle
    As a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"

    As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE, MARINE"

    As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"

    And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"

    Again, thank you for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

    REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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The Wall of Faces

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