Robert Michael MillerLance Corporal
CAP BRAVO 4, SVC CO, HQ BN, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
11 December 1946 - 06 June 1967
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The database page for Robert Michael Miller
Even though it has been all these years I still think of you.
I have talked with your brother and I sent your mother a photo of us prior to our patrol. I wish I could have helped you that night. I will be bringing some things to the Wall soon.
May you rest in peace, my brother.
10 Feb 2004
Robert, I finally got a chance to meet your mother. After 36 years I was able to locate her. Bobby, your mother is such a sweet lady. I was so broken-hearted to find out she was unable to get the medals you fought and died for. She has them now. Oh yes, I left our favorite record at the Wall. I know you must be listening to it. I hope to go back to the Wall soon ... I miss you.
410 Tyler Ave. S.E. Fort Payne Al 35967
The photo of Lance Corporal Robert Michael Miller was taken atop Hill 327 while Bobby was on his first tour with 3rd Platoon, D Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, in 1965. The photo was taken by Rick B. Cromwell, another platoon member of mine and Bobby's.
Bobby was killed 06/06/67 in Quang Nam Province on his second tour while serving with CAP Bravo 2.
From a friend,
Bobby, what a shock it was for me when Roger told me you were killed in your second tour. We survived our first tour and I still think of our last liberty together in Jacksonville N.C. Lots of good memories. Now, Oh Brother, all I can ask is why. Oh my brother Bobby, why. We of the old "third herd" had a love for each other that is rarely held by men for each other. David spoke of it concerning Jonathan it the Old Testament. Why Bobby, why.
L/Cpl Buff D/1/3 --- Sgt Buff H/2/3
Robert, I must tell you I feel as if I knew you! My name is Robert Michael Miller also and I am also a Vietnam Vet. I see you left us the very day that I arrived in Nam. I was in the 120th Combat Assault, 1st Aviation Brigade, U S Army. I find it so unreal with both of us have the same name and the date of your incident is the same day I arrived! I was born 8/28/47, one year younger than you. I just felt I had to write this to let you know you somehow touched me! I will remember you in my prayers and hope we will meet in the life after, maybe you can help me get to where we all hope is the place where we will find happiness forever!!!! I think about Nam almost every day, but I am OK - that's why I talk about it and why I am writing you because it makes me feel better. God bless you and all who served so well.
From a brother Vietnam Vet,
Many thanks for your service to preserve freedom from oppression for the people of Vietnam.
May the world come to realize the justness of your cause and the value of your sacrifice.
Rest well in the comfort and grace of our Lord.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe Combined Action Program placed a squad of Marines and a Navy Corpsman in Vietnamese villages where the Americans lived, fought, and frequently died alongside the Vietnamese civilians and militia units. While the majority of Combined Action Program units were under the direct control of Headquarters, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force, some were controlled by the 1st and 3rd Marine Division Headquarters.
Available records indicate five men of CAP Bravo-4, subordinate to Service Company, HQ Battalion, 1st Marine Division, died in an engagement in Quang Nam Province on 6 June 1967. At the time the CAP units around Danang were under the operational control of the 7th Marines, whose Command Chronology reports the engagement as follows:
"060510H [5:10 AM, 06 June] -The five Marines killed in the attack were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 16 Mar 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009