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Private First Class Michael B. Miller Class of 2011

United States Army

Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device

For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On 2 May 1967, Private First Class Miller distinguished himself while serving as a Fire Direction Control Computer in the mortar section of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Task Force, 25th Infantry Division. At approximately 1000 hours an enemy hand grenade was thrown, fatally wounding a member of the mortar section. The wounded soldier was carrying four rounds and one of these rounds, a white phosphorous round, exploded as he fell into a trench. Private First Class Miller, knowing that at any of the rounds might explode at any moment and with complete disregard for his own safety, leaped into the trench to help pull the wounded man out. He then helped pull his fallen comrade's equipment off him and helped carry him to a safe position and administered first aid to him and another soldier who was also wounded. Private First Class Miller's heroic actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

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