PVT Alex Jens Miller was born 6 May 1912 in Askov, Minnesota. He was the 2nd of the 6 children born to John J. and Marie (Paulson) Miller. His father was a native of Denmark. The family farmed.
After Alex entered the army he was sent to the European theater. PVT Miller was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 16 Jun 1944. He fought with the unit until wounded on 12 Jul 1944 and evacuated to hospital. PVT Miller died of his wound(s) on 17 Jul 1944.
PVT Miller rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.
Sister, Valborg (Val) Marie Miller, served as an HA1 in the U.S. Navy during the war.