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Staff Sergeant 

Donald Edwin Miller

 

Basic Information

Name
Donald Edwin Miller
Birth
22 July 1922
East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio, USA
Death
6 November 2010
Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
Time In Service
From: Not Specified
To: Not Specified

Affiliation

Allegiance
United States of America
Branch of Service
Army
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Unit(s)
Specialty
Originally Radar Operator - 1945 Infantry
Current Status
Not Specified

Service Record

War
World War II
Battle(s)
Not Specified

Honors & Awards

Award(s)

Group

This is not an Army picture but a picture from the Citizens Military Training Camp. Donald (Grandfather) told me about this three month's before he died. He was part of this group in Indiana while still in High School and prior to entering the Army (WWII had not begun for the US). When the US entered the war and Donald entered the Army, this earlier service helped him make rank faster. Top row - Far Left
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IMG_3260

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Stripes

Written on Back - Smoking cigarette and showing off my stripes. The truck I am leaning against is Cpl Webber of E.L. Truck weighs 1 ton. It is a maintenance van.
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WWII Army Picture

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1944 before Germany 2

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Fairfax CA 1944

Fairfax California
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Poppy & Motorcycle

Donald talked little about WWII, but I was lucky enough to be one of those he would tell stories. In Aug 2010 (three months before his death), he told me about General Patton giving a pep talk to the troops. Telling them that they were at war and what ever was left behind was theirs if they wanted it. Donald took this motorcycle and for the several months spent in Germany after war's end, he rode it around. Unfortunately, he was not able to bring it back to the United States.
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Bronze Star

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Czechoslovakia highest medal for Valor.

Donald received this award for work he did for a high level Czech family. We don't know the entire story as he would rarely talk about WWII.
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Don and his medals

Don did not talk about WWII. I was one of the very few he would tell stories, but they were rare. He never went into details as to why he earned the medals. His basic answer was "we helped some people".
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Europe Campaign Medal

WWII fighting in Europe
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WWII Victory Medal

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WWII

Written on back - The flowers are geraniums and they are really pretty. The building in the back ground is the mess hall were we eat. With oceans of love "Cob"
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