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MILLER Capt. Roger James Miller (USN Ret.), 84, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2012. He was born on February 2, 1928 in Liberty Center, Ohio. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 59 years, Agatha Miller; son, Roger J. Miller, Jr, M.D. (Caroline); daughters, Catherine Ann Presler (Roy) and Amy Miller Click (Johnny); brother, Robert Miller (Linda); and grandchildren, Lauren and Caroline Miller, and Taylor and Jack Click. Capt. Miller proudly served his country with integrity and honor as a US Navy Officer and Aviator for 29 years on attack jets in Korea and Vietnam. He served two separate combat tours in Korea, held a command position at the Naval Training Center in Brunswick, GA in 1973, and had several responsible positions involving foreign policy within the offices of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief of Naval Operations. He received numerous medals for meritorious service, including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, Joint Service Committee Medal, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal three times, once with Valor. In addition to his decorations, he also obtained Master's Degrees in Political Science and International Relations. After retirement, he served as Director of International Operations of Ford Aerospace Corporation, securing multiple contracts between companies in the US, Europe and Asia. He then established and ran his own consulting company, International Liaisons. Roger later served as an Associate Professor at UNF, teaching International Relations and Business Management. He also dedicated his time to community service for the Meninac Club despite challenges to his health. His happiest years were spent living in Marsh Landing Country Club for over twenty years, enjoying the company of family and many cherished friends. He was a role model for all who knew him. He lived his life with integrity, honesty and humility despite all of his achievements. He was a faithful member of Palms Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville Beach. He was an avid reader of American history, and his favorite pastime was playing golf with friends and family. He had an easy way of making people feel comfortable yet inspired when around him. He will be missed for all the wonderful contributions he made to the lives of those who knew and loved him. A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 27th , at Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 South Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL. Interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA with full honors. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services under the direction and care of: Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union from July 24 to July 29, 2012
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