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Florida Governor Recognizes Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Miller

Dec 11, 2012

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert James Miller was killed by Taliban insurgents Jan. 25, 2008, while protecting his Operational Detachment Alpha teammates during combat operations near the village of Barikowt, Nari District, Konar Province, Afghanistan.
Credit U.S. Army

Florida Gov. Rick Scott today, Dec. 12, 2012, will honor the Oviedo family of Green Beret Staff Sgt. Robert Miller. His name will be included in Florida's Wall of Honor in Tallahassee.

The Special Forces soldier was killed during a battle in Afghanistan in January 2008. Miller was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2010 for his heroism and valor during that combat.

Miller deliberately moved forward making himself vulnerable as he engaged several enemy positions to provide suppressive fire, buying time for his teammates to take cover. Exposing his position repeatedly, he drew fire from more than 100 enemy fighters, ultimately saving the lives of his fellow Green Berets and 15 local ANA Soldiers.

Staff Sgt. Miller's previous military decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals for valor, the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Special Forces Tab and the Ranger Tab.