PAUL L MILIUS
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HONORED ON PANEL 41E, LINE 51 OF THE WALL

PAUL LLOYD MILIUS

WALL NAME

PAUL L MILIUS

PANEL / LINE

41E/51

DATE OF BIRTH

02/11/1928

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WAVERLY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bremer County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PAUL LLOYD MILIUS
POSTED ON 10.9.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain Paul Milius, Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer. You are still MIA. Please come home. I researched you on National POW/MIA Day. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is another autumn. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Be at peace.
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POSTED ON 2.27.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Navy Cross Citation

Paul Lloyd Milius

On 28 October 1995 the United States Navy granted Commander Paul L. Milius exceptional recognition by naming the first Navy ship for a POW/MIA from the Vietnam War in his honor. The christening ceremony for the destroyer, the USS MILIUS (DDG-69), was held at its homeport of Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Navy Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Navy
Battalion: Observation Squadron 67 (VO-67)
Division: Khon Phnom Airport, Thailand
GENERAL ORDERS:
Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Captain [then Commander] Paul Lloyd Milius, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 27 February 1968 as an Aircraft Commander in Observation Squadron SIXTY SEVEN (VO-67). During a combat mission in Southeast Asia, Captain Milius' aircraft received multiple hits from 37-mm. anti-aircraft-artillery fire during a run over the assigned target. Immediately, the aircraft burst into flames, several members of the crew received injuries, and dense smoke and fumes filled the fuselage. Remaining at the controls to insure stable flight, Captain Milius ordered his crew members to bail out. As a result of his action, seven of his nine crewmen were rescued within three hours of bail-out. Rescue flights, however, were unable to locate Captain Milius. His heroic efforts and inspiring devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Paul Lloyd Milius, 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
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POSTED ON 4.6.2012
POSTED BY: Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa KIng

Salute to a Fellow Veteran

You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.
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POSTED ON 7.13.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Paul has a military marker in his memory at Harlington Cemetery, Waverly, Bremer County,IA.
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