Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
Born: August 11, 1916 at
Entered Service in the US
Army from Two Rivers, WI
29, 1944 at the age of 28
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism November 16
- 29, 1944 at Woippy , France, through Metz to Kerprich
crossfire pinned down his unit Staff Sergeant Miller ordered his
men to cover while he went forward alone, entered a building and
forced five Germans to surrender. He then took the second gun
single-handedly by hurling grenades, killing two, wounding
three, and taking two prisoners. The next day when his platoon
retired, he fearlessly remained behind and exchanged bursts with
a German machinegun until he silenced the enemy weapon. On
November 19 he led an attack on large enemy barracks. Covered by
his squad, he crawled through a window and captured six
riflemen. The entire company then followed through the window
and took 75 prisoners. Later he volunteered to capture Gestapo
officers who were preventing the surrender of German troops in
another building. Confronted by four armed agents, he persuaded
them to surrender. The next morning he assumed the task of
destroying a well-placed machinegun. Knocked down by a grenade
as he climbed a stairway he pressed on to find an advantageous
spot from which to fire his bazooka. The following day, in Metz,
he captured 12 more prisoners and silenced an enemy machinegun
in advance of his company's position. On November 29 he was
killed leading his men in a daring advance.