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First Name: Daniel

Last Name: Miller

Birthplace: Grand Prairie, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: Brian

Date of Birth: 14 July 1982

Date of Death: 07 January 2007

Rank: Senior Airman

Years Served:
Daniel Brian Miller, Jr.

•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


Daniel Brian Miller, Jr.
Senior Airman, U. S. Air Force
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Daniel Brian Miller, Jr. was born on 14 July 1982 in Grand Prairie, TX. He was the son of Daniel and Robin Miller.

Dan cared deeply about his brothers and sisters, and was known for his closeness to his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and an ability to make everyone feel as though they fit in. Dan was a quiet leader who did not expect to be praised for doing the right thing; he led by example.

Military Service

Senior Airman Daniel B. Miller, Jr. was killed in a roadside bomb attack on Sunday, 7 January 2007 in Al-Mahmudiyah, Iraq. Three airmen assigned to the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's explosive ordnance division were killed, and one wounded, in the attack.

Death and Burial

Senior Airman Daniel B. Miller, Jr. was killed in action on 7 January 2007. He is buried at Wataga Cemetery in Wataga, IL.

His is survived by his father and stepmother, Daniel & Shari Miller; his mother and stepfather, Robin & Daniel Mahnesmith . He is also survived by his girlfriend, Dana Sopher; 2 brothers, Tim Miller, and Anthony Mahnesmith, a step brother, Derek Peck; 3 sisters, April Miller, Lisa Miller, and Lydia Mahnesmith, and 3 step sisters, Lori Mahnesmith, Danielle (and Richard) Carr, and Jamie Weinberg; and his grandparents, James and Dorothy Beavers; grandmothers, F. Eleanor Miller and Dona Danforth; and his grandfather, Leonard Mahnesmith.

From Daniel's obituary:

"He always stood up for what he believed in, even if the end result was not in his favor. The family is so proud of the man Dan had grown to be. He was truly a person who touched and inspired everyone he met. He will always be remembered as a hero in the hearts of those who love him."

Honoree ID: 2176   Created by: MHOH




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