Doyce Gene Miller
"Please add attached photos to memorial for LC Doyce Gene Miller U S Marines KIA. I am a first cousin - Doyce's father and my mother were siblings, but I live in Ft Worth and his family lives in Tyler Texas which is about 150 miles away. I am in contact with his sister and asked her to take the photo of his medals and scan the citation. Doyce's father, a former marine during WW II in the Pacific but now is quite elderly and that is where Doyce's things are located. I got the information from his sisters. I am trying to get a copy of the standard Marine photo taking during basic training. I did find a photo on line of the old site of "LZ Catapult" where he was killed. His company was trying to secure this after it had been abandoned a year later. I also found a paragraph in the Marine History files about the company trying to take this position."
-- C B Mays, September 22, 2012.
In all, six men from G Company, and one from Headquarters & Service Company were killed in action and 12 were wounded and survived on 11 March. Three (3) of the KIA were as a result of a "Friendly Fire" by an Artillery "short round" hitting their position during their fighting with the NVA and they are marked below with an asterisk after their name. The other 4 were KIA as a result of enemy fire. Bauer was wounded in action and died of his wounds later that day. The men killed were:
Following is a partial except from Marine Corp History of the Vietnam War
that discusses the actions of Golf Company during the period that LCPL Doyce Gene Miller fell on 11 March 1969:
The entry below was taken from March 1967 Messages from the Marine Corps, publicly available at Texas Tech University's Virtual Vietnam Archive. Item 4 is the full engagement at grid XD821611 at 1054 hours while entry 6 shows the friendly artillery incident at the same grid as mentioned in item 4.
Family medal shadow box showing Lance Corporal Miller's medals he was awarded while serving in the Marines.
Lance Corporal Miller's posthumous Bronze Star Award Citation.
Photos of Lance Corporal Miller's grave marker at Osbourne Cemetery, Clendenin, West Virginia.
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