Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Marvin L. Miller

38, of Dunn, North Carolina.
Miller died in Balad, Iraq, when he was shot while on traffic control duty. Miller was assigned to 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on April 7, 2004.

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"To the friends and family of SFC Marvin Miller
To the greatest tanker I have ever known. The countless mornings huddled in the 1SGT's office, freezing of course and looking over to see that grin on your face. Never a day went by that Marvin was'nt smiling. I remember the way in which you commanded the up most respect from your troops and cared for them equally the same. Marvin, you were a great friend, a great trooper, and a great man. Red 4 to Green 4, Charlie Mike brother."
SFC Robert Thomas (ret) of Jacksonville, Florida

"All those years ago I still and will always remember you. To his family, His was and will always be a great Man."
SGT Guthrie, Johnathan of Ft. Stewart

"On this Memorial Day, I am still mourning. Thinking of you."
of Georgia

"11 years have passed so quickly. Remembering you not only on this Memorial Day weekend but every day of the year. Gone but not forgotten. I know you are resting in peace. You are missed."
Vee of GA

"Remembering you Marvin, on this Memorial Day. You are greatly missed!"
of GA

"You are missed. Gone but never forgotten"
of GA

"Gone but Not Forgotten.... Marvin was a childhood friend in Dunn and we later served together at Fort Hood,Tx. So many miles from that little city in North Carolina but He,Duck and I for that short time in Hood occassionally got together. A hero as a Father,Brother, Uncle,Cousin, Nephew,Leader,Soldier and Friend. REST MY FRIEND..WELL DONE...."
Sgt. G.P. Coxum(Vet) of Fort Worth,Tx

"To the loved ones of SFC. Miller I express my deepest sorrows I had the honor of serving with SFC. Miller up until the time he passed. I can honestly say that I am a better person having served under him and that he done alot to shape who I am today."
Michael Mcchristian of Little Rock Arkansas

"April 16, 2009
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Marvin L. Miller:
Marvin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"SFC Miller,
I thank God for giving me the opportunity to have serve with you in Schweinfurt Germany. I was suppost to be there with you in Iraq but the Army needed me some where else. You were a great mentor.
P.S
if anyone that was station with me in Schwienfurt Geramny wants to call me, my # is 714-727-8702"
Juan Velasco/ SFC of California

"SFC Miller
I can't say that I recall ever meeting you, even though I spent countless hours with my dad while he was at work, but my father (SFC (r) Larry Bengough), nor anybody else that knew you that i have spoken to, has ever said a negative word about you. I have given them this in person but my condolences to your family. You may be gone but you are never forgotten, SFC Miller."
LCpl Larry Bengough of the US Marine Corps

"To the Family of SFC Miller,
You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. I was stationed with Marvin in Baumholder, Germany back in 1993. I hadn't seen or spoken with him since then. We were together for about a year and were in the same tank platoon. I remember him very well and have only praise for him. He was a fine and committed NCO. He always had time to help out fellow soldiers and you knew he had your back. I will always remember him and it was my honor to serve with him. This country owes him and his a debt of gratitude for his long and distinguished service. He will be missed. My deepest condolences."
SFC George Scott of Baghdad, Iraq

"I wear sgt 1st class Marvin L Miller on my arm everyday to remember what he and so many like him have given in the name of freedom. His name maybe forgotten but what he gave will never be. I pray that the family and loved ones of Marvin L Miller have found comfort in knowing that he is in a better place."
Rachel of Durham,NC

"To the family of Marvin L Miller, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or need someone to talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community church: John B. Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770-787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ."
Polly Ballew of Covington Ga.

"As part of a nationwide project called Home of the Brave Quilt Project, Patchwork Squares of Sneads Ferry, NC wants to present a quilt in the memory of SFC Miller to the next of kin. However, we have been unable to contact his next of kin. If anybody viewing this site knows how we can get in touch with his family, please let me know. Carol Smith"
Carol Smith of Holly Ridge, North Carolina

"Marvin L Miller was a Vietnam KIA that I uncovered after the War. I was a VIETNAM Rifle Squad Leader with C Co, 2nd Bn, 7th Cav. The army erroneously listed Marvin as from my Hometown and he was actually from Eaton IN further north in Indiana. But since whe is both a Nam Vet and fellow HOOSIER, I think of him often. To this namesake and his family my condolences. They don't come any finer that the Cavalry Boys. God Bless em ALL. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA and her fine men and ladies in UNIFORM!!"
Nick Schultz of Madison, IN USA

"Beloved Miller Family,
No amount of gratitude can bring back your son, but our country grieves with you and knowingly or unknowingly walks and sleeps freely because of the sacrifice your family endures.
It is my privelege and honor to have been given the assignment to participate in creating an art piece honoring the fallen soldiers of this war. Your son's photo is one of three that I am attempting to create. I hope to do him justice.
I send you my love and prayers for peace.

With love"
Jeannine Jourdan of San Anselmo, CA USA

"To Sister L. Miller I was very sadden when I heard the news that you had lost your husband. We are truly sorry we want you to know that everyone here at Free Gospel Church are praying for your strength. We know that this can be a very difficult time but just keep the faith God does not leave us in our time of need. I remember your husband always helping me out when I went to his supply room. He will be greatly missed. Your family will always be in our prayers. My email: henniganlorene@hotmail.com please write."
Evangelist Lorene Hennigan of Hinesville, GA/Liberty

"To the Miller Family
I had the honor of serving in SFC Miller Platoon in Germany. He touched my life and kept me on the straight and narrow. He will truly be missed by all who he has touched."
SPC Joseph R Howell of Ft Riley, KS

"Sergeant Miller, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"TO THE FAMILY OF SFC MARVIN MILLER. I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN TO MARVIN. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH WORDS THAT I CAN SAY THAT WILL BRING MARVIN BACK, BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT IT WAS AN HONORED TO HAVE KNOWN MARVIN. I WAS STATION WITH MARVIN AT FORT STEWART, GA IN D CO 4-64 ARMOR. I ONLY KNEW HIM FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, BECAUSE I LEFT FORT STEWART IN DECEMBER 1998. I REMEMBER MARVIN AS A FUNNY AND EASY GOING PERSON. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM IN 2ND PLATOON. HE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH. I HATE THAT THIS HAPPEN TO HIM. I WISH THAT I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT HE WAS OVER THERE SO THAT I COULD HAVE PUT HIM IN MY PRAYERS, BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW MRS. MILLER THAT ME AND MY WIFE WILL SAY A PRAYER FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM SSG WATERMAN AND HIS FAMILY AT FORT HOOD, TX."
SSG STANLEY L. WATERMAN of FORT HOOD, TX

"SFC Marvin L. Miller, A true soldier! We were deployed together while stationed together at Fort Benning,Ga. I was his turret mechanic and battle buddy. We served together again in Schweinfurt, Germany where he consoled me during my time of poor health before I went to Fort Knox, KY. I can still remember him saying to me," Chestnut, you are a True Soldier and tough soldiers never quit being fighters, so you go on ahead and tough it out and I'll see you on the High Ground"!
Miller, I think of you everyday as you will be remembered forever as a True Soldier! I SALUTE YOU! I would like to send my condolences out to SFC Miller's family and friends as we lost this great man and True Soldier!" "Chestnut""
SFC Dion D. Chestnut of Rineyville, Kentucky/ USA

"Marvin Miller, a hero who will never be forgotten from friends in Kentucky. Marvin, you always had a "smile" on your face, the Angels are watching over you now, God Bless your Family!"
of Louisville, KY

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Marvin, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Marvin's Family:
There aren't words to express the grief we all feel for your loss. May God bless you and watch over you."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To the family of Marvin L. Miller

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our payers are with you and we thank you for your child's bravery and sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"TO MY COUSIN I LOVE AND I AM GONNA MISS YOU VERY MUCH LOVE YOU BERNADETTE AND FAMILY"
BERNADETTE of NYC FARROCKAWAY

"I only have the deepest gratitude to give you. Thank you for your service and you sacrifice. God Bless"
Shannon L Deese of MCAS New River, NC

"SFC Miller and family,
I was there when you folks arrived in Germany at 1-4 CAV and when he went to master gunner school. He was a friend. I have met his family and this only makes it closer to home. God bless his family and give them strength to endure."
SSG Shawn Wussow of Ft. Knox KY

"Thank you Marvin Miller, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Marvin Miller:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Marvin for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Marvin Miller:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Marvin, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on