Elmer Hughes Miller was born in West Virginia, the son of George Clarence Miller and Myrtle Della Hayes.

He was killed in Action in France and initially buried at Marigny Cemetery at Saint Lo, France and was reburied at Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France, F, 6, 16.

The Johnson City Press, 25 August 1944
Mr. and Mrs. George Clarence Miller of Unicoi, received a message this week that their son, Sgt. Elmer H. Miller, is missing in action in France since August 2. Sergeant Miller has been awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received in action in Sicily, where he spent four months in the hospital. He was also awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action near Barrafrance, Sicily, July 16, 1943, after silencing a machinegun nest which was retarding the advance of this organization. A corporal at that time, he proceeded through artillery and mortar fire to a well advanced position from where he could better assist this company. His bravery and devotion was an inspiration to the members of his company, said Major General Huebner, in making the award. He is a veteran of three campaigns, North Africa, Sicily and France.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 May 1921
  • Date of death: 2 August 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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