Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller, Jr.

27, of Hagerstown, Indiana.
Miller was conducting a security patrol in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. He was assigned to Troop K, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on September 20, 2003.

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"To the family, friends, and loved ones of SSG Fred Miller. I served with Fred in Germany and Bosnia with 2/2 Infantry. I knew Fred to be a solid professional soldier and I was proud to call him my friend. I was in Iraq when I heard he was killed in action. A devastating loss of a wonderful man, my heart goes out to the family. All of us who served with Fred will remember him well, he was good at his job and really fun to be around. Even after all the years I can still see his smiling face in my minds eye, forever young in a dusty desert uniform. Sending prayers and love for the surviving family, not forgotten!"
SFC Michael Granville of Hanover, MA

"I served in Killer Troop with SSG Miller and I remember him as a friendly Cav Scout who was always smiling. Cried my eyes out at the Fort Carson memorial service. Rest in peace brave 9-11 avenger."
Tom Nordeng of Centennial, CO

"Miller and I spent a lot of time together in the Scout Platoon in Germany. You didn't get Millers respect you earned it. And I'd like to think I did. I don't know why but I've been thinking about him a lot lately. He always had my back. One of the most loyal friends I've ever had. We sure could use you in this country right now Miller. You are sorely missed."
SPC. Growney of USA

"S/Sgt. Miller,
On today, the 13th anniversary of you're death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Brave Rifles""
(3rd ACR Motto)"

"Merry Christmas fred you are missed every day losing you tore my world apart holidays aren't the same anymore you will be forever in my heart i still cry when i talk about you miss you terribly see you someday we will meet again love you always love mom"
anne miller of Hagerstown, Indiana

"We will never forget those who gave all for our freedom. I would like to send a crosstitch memorial to a family member in honor of Frederick. Please contact me at jannichols1947@hotmail.com"
Jan Nichols of Dyer, IN

"I can still remember like it was yesterday Freddie's crazy self running around the football field like a madman with the ball. So many Great memories from when we were kids. 20 years and a few wars later here I stand remembering that crazy kid who could run like the wind and had a mouth to back it up. They say time heals all wounds but losing soldiers never gets easier and some wounds should never heal completely. I pray your all in a better place inside yourselves Freddie is a true Hero and should e remembered and Honored as such."
Anthony Alo of Charlotte, NC

"This is to Amanda Taylor. Fred and my daughters Haley and Sierra would like to know if you would look them up on Facebook in order for them to talk to you and your husband. They are friends with several of Freds Friends from the military and talking to them seems to help them in their healing process. Their names are Haley and Sierra Miller. Thank you to you and your husband for remembering Fred, It means a great deal to his daughters to know he will never be forgotten. His burial site it Brigadier General Williams C Doyle Cemetary located on Arneytown Rd RT 664 in Chesterfield, New Jersey sec 2 grave # 3513 and their phone # is 16097587250. If you ever want to order flowers and have them placed for you guys you will need all the info above. This how his daughters and I place flowers on his grave since we are located in Indiana. Thank You again,
Meranda, Haley and Sierra Miller"
Meranda Miller of Richmond, IN

"Amanda, Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery. Wrightstown, NJ. Thank you. Jolene Vickers (fred's sister)"
jolene Vickers

"It has been over 8 years since Sgt Miller's passing, and my husband still wears a KIA bracelet on his wrist, etched with Miller's name and date of KIA. The tattoo on his arm with MIllers call sign pays homage to his sacrifice. My husband still gets emotional telling about that day and what it was like to share a vehicle and so many missions with Miller. I am eternally grateful for his service, his friendship to my husband, and the sacrifice he made serving his country.
On a side note, does anyone know the name of the Vet. cemetary in NJ where his stone is? We visited it once, but neither of us can remember the name or town."
Amanda Taylor (wife to SFC Taylor, formerly with Miller in Ktrp, 3/3 ACR Fort Carson) of Fort Benning, GA

"take care old man"
robert miler Killer Miller of Corlado retiaried

"Today i came across this page and it brings tears to my eye knowing and remembering all the fun things we did as kids, i sometime wish we could get those days back. back to swimming in Nannys pool, back to man hunts, Christmas with our whole family and easter egg hunts you were truly a great person genuinely inside and out. today my oldest daughter brought home a star,to represent our fallen solders and she asked me "mommy who can I put on this star, to thank for their courage and our freedom?" it brought tears to my eyes.In honor of you she dedicated a star to you to put on her schools wall of hero's. We miss you more than words can describe you are our hero , god bless you and your loved one's we love you"
Charlene & Sierra of Galloway, NJ USA

"To The Miller,
Thank you for raising and amazing son and young man. He will always be our Hero. We are sorry that it had to be this way. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you not only on this day of the anniversary of his death but everyday. If you ever needs us we are here for you. I miss you and love you Fred and you'll always have a special place in my heart. My girls say we never got to meet him but he loved us so much he laid his life down for us. Until we meet again my dear dear cousin."
your cousin Tiffany Gabbard and Family of Liberty In.

"I am sorry for your loss"
mindy of oceanside NY

""To the family of Frederich L. Miller ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know 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 talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"Dear SSGT Miller,
Your mother didn't have to do what she did for us all last Wednesday. The six years and 52 days since your passing vanished and we all could see the pain in her eyes as she laid a wreath at the memorial ceremony in Hagerstown. We will never forget you. We will never be able to express our gratitude adequately to you, your family, your dear mother."
Marine Mom of Greens Fork, IN/USA

"I was SSG Miller's Platoon Leader in the 2/2 IN Scout platoon when we were deployed to Bosnia in 1997. Back then, he was Private Miller! I remember Fred as a crazy kid who sometimes needed "extra attention" from his sergeants, but I also remember him being absolutely rock-solid on our deployment. Of all the young soldiers I met on active duty, I remember Fred Miller very well because he was unique. When the situation was uncertain, I wanted PFC Miller out with us in the HMMWVs. He was the consummate soldier, and his family should be proud. Rest in peace, SSG Miller."
Mark T. of Los Angeles, CA

"SSG Miller, I will never forget you and the short time that we spent together. The Volleyball games we played and the amazing energy you brought to all you accomplished. You inspire me daily to live life to its fullest."
Matthew Walther, Combat Vet., K-Troop, 3/3ACR of San Diego, CA

"Fred,you were taken away to early your life had just begun but you loved the army and i understand now god needed you
we all miss you and are always in our hearts you were the best son a mom could ask for i will see you someday wait for me and keep all the other soldiers safe i love you mom"
anne miller of indiana

"5 years have passed today and yet you are still fresh in our minds. You will never be forgotten and you will always be our biggest hero!"
SFC Rustie Jones & Family of Arizona

"August 20, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller, Jr.:
Frederick 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"SSG Miller

I have to say when I met you I didnt like you, I never should have left you to take my place, and if it were possible I would switch in a heartbeat. I would rather be dead than knowing that you died in my place. I can never forgive myself, or forget..."
SSG Johnston of MI

"SSG Miller, You have not been forgotten to this day. I am back here in the box again, and the fire you instilled into your soldiers is still alive. My deepest condolences to the family. We will never forget SSG Frederick Miller. You changed the life of many.

Brave Rifles!

SGT Jeff Weaver of Mosul, Iraq

"To the family of SSgt Frederick L. Miller my deepest sympathy. We all lost a hero a man of honor and courage. Freedom Quilts will be sending a quilt to his wife and children and hopefully I have the right address. The quilt is a way of saying thank you for giving all that you have for this country. When we lose a hero we forget that behind every great man there is his family backing him up. God bless you all and I hope that the quilts that I send you will bring you comfort in knowing that yes we truly all care. My email is debeniel@ncn.net if you need to contact me and my website is www.freedomquilts.net I do not have his parents address if they wish to receive a quilt please let them know also if you know of other parents and spouses that lost a love one have them contact me. God bless and know that we are praying for God to give you strength to carry on."
Betty Nielsen of Fonda, IA

"To the Family of Staff Sgt Frederick L. Miller Jr.
I just want to say that your soldier did not die in vain. And that you are not alone in your suffering. For all of us that care about and love our troops, suffer with you. These young men and women are Our Hero's.
May he rest in peace with God.
Proud Member of
Donna Stewart of NY state

"You were the fist casualty i ever witnessed and I will never foget the price you payed for our freedom."
Walker Jennings of Rio Vista, Calfonia

"To the family of SSG Miller,

I can still remember when SSG Miller was a SPC attached to the S3. Tuesday was the best day of the week for me back then...it was when the S1 and S3 played each other in tag football. The victories where always sweet because it gave us something to gloat about. Defeat was always bitter because it gave the S3 something to gloat about. He and I used to argue like crazy over the rivalry between the Redskins and Cowboys (his favorite team and my most hated). I miss that. When I heard he was injured I had just started my night shift at the CTCP. I was in shock. It something that I will never forget....I miss you my friend! Brave Rifles..Ai-ee-yah!!!"
Whesley Warner of Frederick, Maryland

"To the Miller family: I have just finished reading Michael Moore's book, "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?". I wanted to express how much sympathy I have for the troops and their families. I think it is possible to support the troops and be against the US' actions in Iraq. Please be assured that a lot of us will never forget your son's/husband's/father's sacrifice; nor will we forget yours. Thank so so much for having the courage to be included in the aforementioned book. It's a book of which I will be buying copies for friends. I think everyone needs to read it."
Samantha Blake of Riverside CA USA

"Brave Rifles...Scouts out..."
Paul Brian Michalak of Byron,MN U.S.

"To the Family of Sgt. Frederick L. Miller:
In a world where true heroism is misinterpreted, Mr. Miller's efforts will forever be with me. Thanks to the honor and contributions of soldiers like my name sake, we are able to live free and safe. God Bless."
Frederick D. Miller of Washington, D.C.

"Dear Daddy Fred,
We miss you everyday and think of you every night and dream of you often. We miss your smile and the fun we had together. We wish you were here for us to see one more time. Until we meet again. Love Always Your Daughters
Haley and Sierra Miller"
Haley and Sierra Miller of Richmond,Indiana

I can not begin to tell you how much I think of you and your new son every day and of all that you must struggle with through the loss of our fellow comrade and your beloved husband.Your husband provided countless hours of oustanding leadership and serves as a role model to all soldiers as an NCO- never comprimising his integrity or moral courage- even in the face of death. Not a day goes by that I haven't prayed for you and your family. You were always such a strong friend and I miss the good times we had serving our country together. Even through all of these hard times you have had you have still managed to put a smile on my face each time I think of you from so far away. Remember that Fred never allows us to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers, LEADERS!"
SGT Katherine A. Rodriguez of West Point NY/ Now in Orlando Fl

"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

You've been on my mind always, but moreless after the day you left us. It hasn't been the same. I keep thinking that it's all a big dream and one day i'm going to wake up and realize all of this isn't true. I know now that that's not the case and I have to face up to reality. I miss you so much and I'm so proud of you. You were always there for me whenever I needed advice or just someone to talk to. You have helped me to become a better person in life. Without you, I don't know where I'd be today. Thank you so much for being here for me and putting a good head on my shoulders. I could have never asked for a better brother and at the least a best friend. You are my overall inspiration in life and what has kept me going. I miss you and love you with all my heart and someday soon we'll be together again! Until then take care and you'll be in my thoughts forever!
love your little brother,
Randy of Hagerstown, Indiana

It's been a year today since we lost you, yet I cannot begin to explain what an important role you play in our lives every single day. I never got to thank you for being such a wonderful friend to my husband. You influenced him in a way I could never begin to explain. He is a greater soldier and a greater person after being blessed with your friendship, as I am after being blessed with Jamie's friendship. We live each day in honor of your memory and it is Rustie's wish to somehow explain to your son one day what a wonderful man you were. Jamie is a tremendous person and I am so blessed to have become closer to her through all of this. I know that we were all brought together for a reason. She is truly a pillar of strength and we know she draws her strength from you. Your son is beautiful and we are so lucky to be a part of his life. We will never forget the sacrifice you made in defense of our country and we will never forget what a wonderful person you were. It is our promise that you will never be forgotten. You truly are an American hero but most importantly you are MY hero!"
Melissa Jones of Ft. Carson, CO, USA

"To the family of Frederick:
As the 1 year comes my thoughts and prayers are with you. Frederick with forever live in our hearts as a Great American Hero. As a mother who lost my son Aug 31, 2003 in Afghanistan I know your pain and pray you find some peace so his son can enjoy all that Frederick fought for, God Bless you"
Ellen Thomas of Burbank, Illinois

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

"In loving memory of my dearest husband, Pookey... I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!! There's not a day that goes by that I don't miss and think of you. You are my everything and continue to be. I'll ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life. I'm a better person because of you. Thank you for showing me what it's like to be truly LOVED. I will live the rest of my life in your honor. I will do my best to raise our son the way you would have wanted me to. He's absolutely PERFECT!!! Thank you for giving me the GREATEST gift ever. I KNOW we will be together again someday. Until that day comes, You'll be right here in my heart. I'll continue to LOVE and MISS YOU ALWAYS!!! KHOUY HUK JOW LY LY!!! To all whom left messages. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. It brings me comfort knowing that others care and are honoring him as their hero as well. May God continue to Bless America and us all."
Jamie Miller of Bradenton, FL U.S.A

not a day goes by that i don't think of you you will always be in my heart and your love still carries on. you will never be forgotten as long as i live. love always mom"
anne miller of hagerstown, indiana

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Frederick, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To everyone who comes across this page. I can't thank you enough for the support of my brother,ssgt. Frederick L. Miller. He was truly a hero to everyone but most of all to me. He is in my heart everyday and is loved more than he will ever know. Fred I love and miss you."
Jolene Miller of Hagerstown,IN

"Thank you Frederick Miller, Jr., 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

"My name is Elisha Pahnke, wife of fallen soldier PFC Shawn Pahnke. i want you to know how truely sorry I am for the loss of your husband. i feel your pain so much it is like reliving it myself. I pray that your children know that their daddy is a hero.God Bless you and your family. May our husbands serve in the lords army now and watch over and protect us more now than they ever could have when here on earth. Also, I found an organization out of California that you should contact, it is called the last wish foundation. look it up on the web. it is for children of fallen soldiers. definietely worth checking out. Praying for you during this difficult time."
Elisha Pahnke depahnke@lightbound.com of Shelbyville,IN

"To the Family and Friends of Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller, Jr. May you find comfort and strength in our Lord at this time of loss. Frederick will not be forgotten, nor his deeds of valor and courage. Respectfully Yours - The Sibert Family"
Kathleen V. Sibert of Redondo Beach, California

"To the Family and Friends of Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller, Jr. May you find comfort in strength in our Lord at this time of loss. Frederick will not be forgotten, nor his deeds of valor and courage. Respectfully Yours - The Sibert Family"
Kathleen V. Sibert of Redondo Beach, California

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Frederick Miller, Jr.:
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 Frederick 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 Staff Sgt. Frederick Miller, Jr.:
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 Frederick, 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