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First Name: Green

Last Name: Miller


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Edward

Date of Birth: 14 January 1948

Date of Death: 05 May 1970

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Green Edward Miller, Jr.

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Green Edward Miller, Jr.
Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army
Vietnam War

Green Edward Miller, Jr. was born on 14 January 1948, the only son of Green Edward Miller, Sr. and Ruby Miller. He was born while his father was stationed in West Germany.

While growing up, Green attended Enterprise High School located in Enterprise, AL where he played football and quickly became known as the handsome, happy-go-lucky kid next door. After high school he attended Enterprise Jr. College in Enterprise, but was drafted in the Army in October 1968 when he didn't register for college.

Military Service

Via the Selective Service, Green was inducted into the U.S. Army in October 1968. He began his tour of duty in Vietnam on 3 November 1969.

On 5 May 1970 Green was a Staff Sergeant serving with Company A, 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He was on a search and destroy mission on the east side of mountainous jungles adjacent to the Asha Valley. As the men began to move out on patrol along the ridgeline, they were immediately ambushed with an intensive firefight by the NVA. Their point man, Corporal Ivory Lee McKinney was immediately shot in the chest and upon seeing this, SSG Miller who was the slack man, instantly went to his aid and attempted to pull him to safety. Miller was fatally shot in his endeavor to rescue CPL McKinney who also died on that day. Sgt. Miller's life ended that day while trying to assist his fellow soldier and friend.

On 10 May 1970, Green's family was notified that he was Missing in Action and ten days later his family received the devastating news that he was deceased.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

SSG Green Edward Miller's name is inscribed on Panel 11W - Line 104.

Death and Burial

Staff Sergeant Green Edward Miller, Jr. was killed in action on 5 May 1970. He is buried at the Meadowlawn Cemetery in Enterprise, AL.

He is survived by his wife Regina Williams-Miller; his parents, Green Sr., and Ruby Miller; his only sister, Martha Miller; his father-in-law, K. P. Williams (who also served in Vietnam) and mother-in-law, Hazel Williams. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Honoree ID: 2178   Created by: MHOH




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