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.
January 27, 1945 at
Elizabeth city, NC
Service in the US Army from Albuquerque, NM
30, 2000 at the age of 55
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War For heroism
January 05, 1970 at Kontum
Miller was team leader of an American-Vietnamese long-range
recon patrol operating deep in enemy territory. After insertion
his patrol moved forward on its mission when one of the members
tripped a booby trap which wounded four soldiers. He quickly
administered first aid to the wounded and directed his team into
across a small stream bed. Soon he saw the lead element of what
he estimated to be a platoon-size enemy force moving toward his
location. He directed the small team up a hill and remained
alone to meet the attack. He single-handedly repulsed two
attacks and caused the enemy to withdraw in disorder. He
rejoined his team, established contact with a forward air
controller, and arranged the evacuation of his patrol from a
bomb crater 150 meters away. He reconnoitered the route and led
his men through the enemy-controlled jungle to the extraction
site. As the helicopter hovered to pick up the patrol, the enemy
launched a savage attack against the beleaguered team, driving
it off. Miller led the team in a valiant defense which drove
back the enemy and, though seriously wounded moved forward to
again single-handedly meet the hostile attackers. He gallantly
repelled two attacks before a friendly force reached the patrol.