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Eugene D. Miller III

1942 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Eugene D. Miller III Obituary
Of Chicago, IL, Arlington, VA and Madeira Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2018. Gene was born to the late Eugene and Annamae Miller on December 28, 1942. After growing up in Chicago, Gene attended Marine Corps Boot Camp in Camp Pendleton, CA graduating in July 1966. Gene completed Officers Candidate School and Officers Basic Training in 1967 and served in Vietnam as a 2nd Lieutenant. Duty stations with the Marine Corps included, Quantico, VA, Ft Meade, MD, and Camp Butler, Okinawa. In 1971 Gene was promoted to the rank of Captain and served at Camp Lejeune, NC (which included sea tours in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean), Buffalo, NY, and finally Washington DC. After the Marine Corps, Gene settled in the Arlington area working for FEMA and later the Department of Veterans Affairs. During that same period Gene also owned a restaurant in Arlington. Since retiring Gene moved to Madeira Beach, FL and has spent a great deal of time traveling. Gene was a life member of the VFW (3150), DAV (VA-10), and Military Order of the Purple Heart, as well as a member of the American Legion (85), Sons of the American Legion (177), Fraternal Order of Police (NOVA 35), Elks (2188), Knights of Columbus (2473), Eagles (4147), Amvets (FL-8), Moose (2168) Fleet Reserve, Marine Corps League, and the Old Dominion Boat Club. Gene is survived by his best friend Bonnie Britten, sisters Joan (Don), Raine (Rich-deceased), and the late Terry McHale; Brothers Don (Maggie), and Jerry (Patricia); Godchildren Jim, Lyn, Christy and Amanda as well as numerous fantastic nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Arlington, VA, at 1:30 pm on October 16th, 2018. Following mass will be a viewing at Murphy's Funeral Home in Arlington from 3-8pm. On Wednesday October 17th at 11:00 am, Gene will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 7, 2018
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