What Happened: How Did S/Sgt Miller Earn the Medal of Honor? -- Courtesy of: Daniel Serik

Elizabeth City native Command Sergeant Major Franklin D. Miller (US Army, Ret.) was awarded the Medal of Honor in Jan. 1970 for his heroic actions in the Republic of Vietnam.  

While serving as a Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt) on a long range recon patrol with the 5th Special Forces Group, S/Sgt Miller distinguished himself by caring for his team and fighting a superior enemy force.

When an enemy booby trap tripped and wounded four soldiers, S/Sgt Miller rendered aid and directed his team into position while enemy forces moved toward his location.  Although separated from the rest of his patrol, S/Sgt Miller repulsed two enemy attacks and rejoined his men administering security.  

As an evacuation helicopter hovered nearby, enemy fire drove off the helicopter, making a rescue mission extremely difficult.  With every member of his team a casualty and he himself severely wounded, S/Sgt Miller again singlehandedly kept enemy attacks away before a friendly relief force reached the patrol.

VFW Post 6060 of Elizabeth City supports recognition of Command Sergeant Major Frank D. Miller as well as those that have and do serve our nation.
 
 
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