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FREDRICK WAYNE MILLER


is honored on Panel 6E, Line 126 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 4/21/18 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Fredrick Wayne Miller
    DATE OF BIRTH: 1-Mar-44
    PLACE OF BIRTH:
    Millersburg, Ohio
    HOME OF RECORD:
    Berlin, Ohio

    Silver Star
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Marine Corps
    Rank: Corporal
    Battalion: 3d Battalion
    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
    GENERAL ORDERS:
    CITATION:
    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Fredrick Wayne Miller (MCSN: 2012460), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company M, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 21 April 1966. During Operation HOT SPRINGS in Quang Ngain Province, Corporal Miller's platoon was assigned to search a hamlet where a camouflaged Viet Cong had been observed. As the Marines advanced into the village, intense automatic weapons and small-arms fire was received from the buildings and surrounding area. With composure and presence of mind in the tense situation, Corporal Miller immediately moved his squad into a trench and commenced returning fire. Seeing an adjoining trench which ran into the hamlet, he courageously braved the heavy volume of incoming fire and jumped into it, armed with an M-79 grenade launcher. With deadly marksmanship, he quickly killed two Viet Cong who attempted to flee from the trench. Responding to an order to retract his unit for the utilization of supporting arms, Corporal Miller exhibited keen professionalism in maneuvering his men back through the continuing fire without sustaining casualties. In the early evening, his platoon returned to the village to prepare for an assault. Although again faced with savage machine gun, automatic weapons, and mortar fire, Corporal Miller skillfully led his unit into its assigned position and commenced the attack. With fortitude and determination, at great risk to his own safety, he provided immediate support for his men with his grenade launcher, effectively neutralizing enemy positions with his accurate fire. After expending all of his grenades, Corporal Miller, armed only with a pistol, continued to hurl himself and his squad at the Viet Cong defenders until he fell, mortally wounded. By his extraordinary courage in the face of enemy fire, daring initiative, and unwavering dedication to duty throughout, Corporal Miller upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/1/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Fredrick Wayne Miller, Served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 11/22/17 - 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 Fredrick. :-(
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 4/21/15 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    *MILLER, FREDRICK WAYNE (KIA)
    Synopsis:
    The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Fredrick Wayne Miller (2012460), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 21, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Miller upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
    Home Town: Berlin, Ohio
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  • Semper Fi, Corporal.

    Posted on 4/21/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
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The Wall of Faces

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