VIETNAM - MILLER, HOLLIS GREGORY

Miller, Hollis Gregory

VIETNAM - MILLER, HOLLIS GREGORY
MILLER, HOLLIS GREGORY

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 5-Dec-1948

Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 4-Jun-1968

Start of tour: 25-Nov-1968

Incident date: 18-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 18-Jun-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Hollis Gregory Miller was killed while on a military mission when the area received small arms fire from a hostile force. / Pulling security guard for downed aircraft.  Came under hostile small arms fire.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Enrique Thomas Enrico
SGT Hollis Gregory Miller
SGT Robert Louis Mingle

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 701 851

Place of interment: Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 079 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR HOLLIS GREGORY MILLER
18 JUNE 1969
AIR CAVALRY TROOP
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Miller distinguished himself by gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 18 June 1969 while serving as a team leader with the Aero Rifle Platoon, Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date when the troop commander’s helicopter was shot down by enemy fire, the Aero Rifle Platoon was flown to the area to secure the downed aircraft and hold off an enemy assault. After the platoon had made contact with the enemy force and had begun an attack, Specialist Miller spotted a heavily-fortified hostile position that was halting the friendly advance. Disregarding the enemy fusillade, he single-handedly assaulted the bunker and killed its two occupants. As the platoon continued to maneuver toward the helicopter, Specialist Miller observed three more hostile soldiers and began moving to a position from which he could effectively engage them. However, he was spotted and mortally wounded by a burst of enemy automatic weapons fire. Specialist Four Miller’s courage and unwavering devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 1770 (18 July 1969)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE

SPECIALIST FOUR HOLLIS GREGORY MILLER
13 APRIL 1970
AIR CAVALRY TROOP

11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Miller distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force on 13 April 1969 while serving with the Aero Rifle Platoon, Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date while searching an enemy base camp, the platoon suddenly came under intense automatic weapons fire from a well-concealed enemy bunker, and two friendly soldiers were mortally wounded. While Specialist Miller was maneuvering forward to place suppressive fire on the hostile position, another enemy emplacement opened fire, and two of his comrades fell wounded in an exposed area. Disregarding the hostile fusillade, Specialist Miller moved to a position from which he could place suppressive fire on the enemy. After other members of the platoon evacuated the casualties under his protective fire, he single-handedly assaulted the hostile position and destroyed it with hand grenades. Specialist Four Miller’s outstanding courage and dedication to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam General Orders No. 1516 (17 June 1969)

 

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