Friday, June 17, 2016

PFC John Oliver Miller

courtesy of Albert Ledoux
PFC John Oliver Miller was born 1 Nov 1925 in Saint Benedict, Pennsylvania. He was the 10th of 14 children born to Simon Dennis and Margaret Jane  (Gutwald) Miller. His father worked as a carpenter, a coal miner and glass manufacture worker reporting a 1939 income of only $436 to support his large family. John was unable to attend high school.

When John was drafted in March 1943 he was working as a coal miner in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. After his initial training he was sent to England and assigned to B Company 116th Infantry. He would have trained with the unit for the amphibious assault that took place on 6 Jun 1944. He was killed in action on 17 Jun 1944.

PFC Miller was repatriated and re-interred in Saint Patrick Cemetery in North Cambria, Pennsylvania.

His brothers also served:
Leo Harrison Miller served in the Navy 1942-1945.
Robert Vincent Miller served in the Army,1942-1944.

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