Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Marlin Miller, 77th Infantry Division

77th Division crosses Antilao River a week after Lt. Miller was killed on Leyte.

Marlin H. Miller could have been 100 years old today. 

He was born on February 28, 1917 in South Dakota. He had six sisters and one brother. He was on the high school basketball team at Ree Heights High School in 1934. After finishing high school he worked in a CCC camp, and later worked in a post office and then a farmers' elevator.

Miller joined the army on March 17, 1942 as a private and during the course of the war became a first lieutenant in the 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division. In July 1944 he was part of the successful recapturing of Guam. Next, his unit participated in the fighting in the Philippines on Leyte.

Lt. Miller died on the third anniversary of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1944. On that day the 306th Infantry Regiment landed near Deposito in Ormac Bay and they destroyed the Kamijo Battalion at Ipil.

Location where Lt. Miller died on December 7, 1944

His remains were returned to be buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Thank you Marlin for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Marlin.

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