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Bernard Miller

MILLER
Bernard W. Miller, Lt Col USAF (Ret), born on December 23, 1924 in Houston, Texas passed away on July 11, 2013 at the age of 88. Bernard was raised in San Antonio, graduated from Jefferson High School in 1943 and then earned his pilot wings through the Army Air Corps Cadet Training Program in 1944. He attended the University of Texas earning a BBA Degree in 1951. He and his twin brother worked at Kelly Field until both were recalled to active duty in late 1951 for the Korean War where he flew 75 missions in the C-47 in support of combat operations. Bernard remained on active duty until his retirement in 1970. His last assignment was as the Operations Officer of the AC-47 gunship training squadron at England AFB, La. Bernard owned and operated a United Rent-All franchise in San Antonio until he fully retired in 1975. He was a member of the Harmony Hills Optimist Club, serving twice as Vice President and as the Treasurer for 21 years. He also served as the election judge in Shavano Park for over 30 years. He had a wonderful sense of humor and often exercised his wit on most anyone he met. A NRA Life-member, he loved hunting and fishing, frequently going out in the field for game or to the Texas coast to fish with friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Rose Miller and his twin brother Martin. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean; their three children Brian, Scott (Candy) and Patricia Eberhart (Scott); nine grandchildren and two great granddaughters. A memorial service will be held in the High Flight Chapel at Air Force Village II on Monday, July 22, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. There will be a reception at Air Force Village II in the Roadrunner Lounge at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the .Bernard W. Miller, Lt Col USAF (Ret), born on December 23, 1924 in Houston, Texas passed away on July 11, 2013 at the age of 88. Bernard was raised in San Antonio, graduated from Jefferson High School in 1943 and then earned his pilot wings through the Army Air Corps Cadet Training Program in 1944. He attended the University of Texas earning a BBA Degree in 1951. He and his twin brother worked at Kelly Field until both were recalled to active duty in late 1951 for the Korean War where he flew 75 missions in the C-47 in support of combat operations. Bernard remained on active duty until his retirement in 1970. His last assignment was as the Operations Officer of the AC-47 gunship training squadron at England AFB, La. Bernard owned and operated a United Rent-All franchise in San Antonio until he fully retired in 1975. He was a member of the Harmony Hills Optimist Club, serving twice as Vice President and as the Treasurer for 21 years. He also served as the election judge in Shavano Park for over 30 years. He had a wonderful sense of humor and often exercised his wit on most anyone he met. A NRA Life-member, he loved hunting and fishing, frequently going out in the field for game or to the Texas coast to fish with friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Rose Miller and his twin brother Martin. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean; their three children Brian, Scott (Candy) and Patricia Eberhart (Scott); nine grandchildren and two great granddaughters. A memorial service will be held in the High Flight Chapel at Air Force Village II on Monday, July 22, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. There will be a reception at Air Force Village II in the Roadrunner Lounge at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the .

Published in Express-News on July 18, 2013
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