William Walter Miller

"Incoming mortar...there's no place to hide.  It's like an earthquake"


Video Interview

Name:  William Walter Miller
Date of Birth:  7/10/36
Branch of Service:  U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army
Dates of Service: 
1954 to 1957, 1962 to 1966,
Location of Military Service:  Stateside, Vietnam, Kuwait
Mr. Miller enlisted in the Marine Corps after the Korean War.  Later he enlisted in the Air Force and was sent to Vietnam in 1964 as a military advisor.  After the Gulf of Tonkin incident, things became more open.  He was sent to an outpost a to make sure the radios were functioning and to guard the outpost.  He volunteered for a mobile team after that.  He was a Mobile Maintenance person and was assigned the task of setting up radio installations.  He traveled a lot in Vietnam and Thailand.  Mr. Miller received several medals, among them the Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.  The Cross of Gallantry is awarded to any military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting an enemy force.

The Cross of Gallantry