Miles Hilton Loper, Jr

Army of the United States
25 October 1943 - 06 November 1965
Fort Knox, Kentucky
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Miles Hilton Loper, Jr

28 May 2003

Yesterday is History
Tommorrow is Mystery
Today is a Gift
That's why it's called the Present

Uncle Papi, I did not get to meet you to know who you were, but your brother thought the world of you.

God Bless You! Your Niece
Lisa Mangus (LOPER)

My uncle and father both were born in Panama,
although their Home of Record was Fort Knox.

Miles H. Loper, Sr, and sons

From left, Miles Hilton Loper Junior; my father, Miles Joe Loper ("The Best Father in the World"); and their father, Miles Hilton Loper Senior.

Miles Joe Loper visiting his brother's grave

Miles Joe Loper at Uncle Papi's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery, paying his respects to his only brother. Miles Joe also served in Vietnam as an infantryman with the 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division (he's still looking for Jodie Jones from Oklahoma).

My Grandfather, Uncle and Father all served in the Army and now my husband and I hope that my soldiers' dreams don't become nightmares. I pray for all our soldiers and for all come home safely one day - let there be peace on earth. God bless my family, who are now sleeping and are at peace.

13 Nov 2004

Dear Uncle Miles
There are so many qualities.

From his niece,
Carolyn J. Duggins-Rouse
10019 Madison Drive, King George, Va 22485

12 Feb 2007

My name is Willie James; I am retired US Army. Miles and I were stationed together at Fort Benning, Georgia. We were in the same platoon all the time and I guess I knew him as well as anyone. He was always smiling. I think of him all the time and would like to correspond with his family if they want to. My e-mail is I guess I will always remember him and I am 66 years old now.

From a very close friend,
Willie James
1205 Hwy 22, West Wadley, Alabama 36276

Sergeant Miles H. Loper
died in the fighting in the
Ia Drang Valley
November 1965.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 May 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009