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is honored on Panel 1E, Line 49 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of WO1 David E. Miller

    Posted on 8/13/16 - by
    On April 10, 1964, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B (tail number 62-01916) from the 114th Aviation Company, Delta Aviation Battalion, U.S. Army Support Command Vietnam, MACV, was on a combat assault mission to insert ARVN troop when the aircraft experienced a tail boom separation. Eight ARVN soldiers and the four U.S. crewmen were killed in the incident. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander WO1 David E. Miller, pilot 1LT Joseph G. Galambos, crew chief SP4 William T. Cavanaugh, and gunner PFC Albert L. Shimek. The following is a personal account of the incident by Lewis J. Postles: Miller and Galambos were flying together in the 114 AHC. We were 15 aircraft in trail on an Eagle flight for a troop insertion. At 2500 feet the tail boom left the aircraft (this was the first know tail boom separation in flight). The fuselage started spinning opposite the rotor blade and the ARVN troops were slung out in flight. We watched them go in. The helicopter caught fire and Miller got away from the aircraft. He went back to the pilot station and tried to save Galambos who was engulfed in flames. He apparently inhaled a lot of flames. Galambos died immediately and Miller died 8 days later from burnt lungs. (Narrative by Lewis J. Postles, Mil. Ret.) [Taken from]
  • From a fellow Vietnam-era, Army Warrant Officer, helicopter pilot

    Posted on 4/11/14 - by CW2 Phillip M. (Mike) Kemp
    I did not know or serve in the same unit with WO Miller. However, I recently adopted and completed his Fallen Profile on the website.

    A Shadow Box of his profile can be viewed at the following URL:

    It should be noted that, contrary to Mr. Postles Remembrance below, the two of them were actually in WORWAC Class 63-7W, rather that 64-7W. There is a photo of the entire class, copied from the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's Assoc. website, available on WO Miller's above mentioned ATWS profile.

    It should also be noted that, per the VHPA website, Mr. Postles has since passed away.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/19/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 4/18/13 - by

    Dear WO David Edward 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter

  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/13/11 - by Robert Sage
    David is buried at Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, Richland County,IL. AM
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