Miller, Tommy Roger, HN

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Last Rank
Hospitalman
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Primary Unit
1965-1966, HM-8404, F Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
Service Years
1963 - 1966

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Laketon, IN
Last Address
Laketon, IN

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Pleasant Hill Cemetery - North Manchester, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05E 120

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4), 4th Marine Regiment
  1965-1966, HM-8404, F Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
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  1965-1966 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
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Name of Award
Bronze Star
Devices

Gold Letter V  Gold Letter V  Awarded for distinguished actions in combat (valor)
Year Awarded
1966
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star (Posthumously) MILLER, Tommy R., Hospitalman, USN, for heroism on 5 Mar 1966 while serving as corpsman with a Marine unit in Vietnam. Hospitalman Miller volunteered to assist corpsmen of another unit which was sustaining heavy casualties. He immediately rushed forward to aid a wounded Marine lying in a position exposed to heavy enemy fire. He then observed a wounded corpsman, also exposed to enemy fire of a distance of about 25 meters. He succeeded In reaching the wounded corpsman and began administering  first aid when he was struck and mortally wounded by enemy fire. The combat distinguishing device is authorized. 

General Orders: All Hands (November 1968)
Action Date: March 5, 1966
Service: Navy
Rank: Hospitalman
Regiment:  US Marine Corps (USMC)/4th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/4)
   
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