LTC Victor L. Miller

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Funeral service for LTC Victor L. Miller, U.S. Army Retired, 92, will be Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel, in Jacksonville, with full military honors and with the Rev. Will McGhee officiating. There will be no committal service at the cemetery. The family will receive friends at funeral home one hour prior to the service. LTC Miller died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at his residence with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Vera Deason Miller; his son, Victor L. Miller Jr., of Jacksonville; his daughter, Carolyn Miller Parker, of Jacksonville; his three grandchildren, Melissa Cardillo, Bill Parker and Meredith Smith; his seven great grandchildren, Nicholas Cardillo, Mason Cardillo, Ryan Parker, Katherine Parker, Kyle Parker, Madeline Smith and Carson Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be MAJ Ollie Noles, LTC Grinley Curren Dr., Theron Montgomery, Wayne Reaves, COL Buford Brooks and LTC Robert Dobson. LTC Miller was the fifth of six children; born in 1921 in Key West, Fla to Catherine Brown Miller and COL Charles M. Miller, both are now deceased. He was married on October 27, 1945 to his beloved wife of 68 years, Vera Deason Miller. They have been members of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville since 1935. LTC Miller enlisted in the U.S. Army just prior to World War II and was at Camp Blanding, Florida. A short time later, he was selected for training in the OSS (Office of Strategic Service) fore runner of the CIA. He was trained at Camp Carson, Colorado; Congressional Country Club, Washington, D.C. and other areas in Washington, D.C. LTC Miller completed the American Parachute School at Ft. Benning, Ga., the British Parachute School in Tel Aviv, Palestine, Ranger Training in Washington, D.C. and a British Commando Course in Cairo, Egypt. His career as an Army officer spanned 29 years and included combat tours in Korea and two combat tours in Vietnam. He earned the Silver Star medal, Bronze Star with "V" device and one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and the Combat Infantryman's Badge with one star. After his retirement from the Army in 1969, he was employed by Jacksonville State University as Associate Food Service Director, where he remained for five years. Later he accepted employment at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. as Associate Food Service Director in the Athletic Department. The family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Hanna, ALACARE Hospice nurses and CNA, Michele Jones. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KA 66675. Online condolences to the family at: K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 19, 2014
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