David Robert Miller was born 10 July 1920, the son of Samuel M. Miller and Annie Dora Coleman.
He died of wounds 19 April 1945
Buried at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN

Technician Fifth Class
362nd Field Artillery, Battery B

The Elizabethton Star, 4 February 1949
Technician Fifth Grade David R. Miller returned veteran will arrive in Johnson City. He was killed on Okinawa, April 19, 1945. He entered service at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., Sept. 1942, received his basic training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, Camp Butner, N.C., Fort Lewis, Washington, Camp White, Oregon and San Luis Obiska, California. Miller served with the 362 Field Artillery, 96 Division, when overseas July, 1944, served in the Philippines where he was wounded on Nov. 2, 944. He received the Purple Heart for military merit. Recovering from the first wound and returned to duty, he was transferred to Okinawa where he was killed and was awarded another Purple Heart for military merit for wounds received in action resulting in his death April 19, 1945. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Before entering service he was employed with the American Bemberg Corporation.  Survivors are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Miller, Route 1, Hampton; one sister, Corintha Miller; Hampton; two brothers Ervin Miller, Bluff City, and Lester R. Miller, Hampton.

  • Rank: Technician Fifth Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 July 1920
  • Date of death: 19 April 1945
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Hampton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 362nd Field Artillery, Battery B
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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