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First Name: Irwin

Last Name: Miller

Birthplace: San Antonio, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Slinas, CA
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 26 December 1943

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Irwin L. Miller

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Irwin L. Miller

Private 1st Class, U. S. Marine Corps

Silver Star

Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 0727 (October 9, 1944)
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Irwin L. Miller (MCSN: 491249), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with the FIRST Marine Division during combat against enemy Japanese forces on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, on 26 December 1943.
Carrying out a hazardous mission as a platoon scout, Private First Class Miller unhesitatingly made his way forward in the face of intense hostile fire in a valiant attempt to locate well-concealed enemy pillboxes in the dense jungle undergrowth, courageously maintaining his exposed position until he was fatally wounded.
Private First Class Miller's daring initiative and selfless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316345   Created by: drjones46




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