Miller, Jack A., 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-Present, 0302, Missing In Action
Service Years
1941 - 1942
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Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate

First Lieutenant

 
 

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State of Birth
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenJewish War Veterans
  1942, World War II Fallen
  1942, Jewish War Veterans


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Navy Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Jack Miller (MCSN: 0-8438), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service while serving as a Platoon Leader in Company A, SECOND Marine Raider Battalion in combat against enemy Japanese forces at Mambula, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 3 December 1942. As Commanding Officer of a platoon of Company A which had the point, First Lieutenant Miller daringly led a flank attack on a strong enemy combat patrol engaged by his battalion at the summit of the hill. Realizing the advance of his platoon was being held up by hostile machine-gun fire, he dauntlessly led the assault on the Japanese gun position, sustaining wounds from which he died the following day. His great courage, outstanding leadership, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave up his life in the defense of his country.
Action Date: December 3, 1942
   
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Body Not Recovered

   
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Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
MarForResMCB Quantico, VA2nd Raider BnMissing In Action
  1941-1941, 0301, MarForRes
  1941-1942, 0302, HQ, MCB Quantico
  1942-1942, 2nd Raider Bn
  1942-Present, 0302, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
 Colleges Attended
Southern Methodist University
  1937-1941, Southern Methodist University
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