Medal of Honor Awarded to: Franklin Douglas "Doug" Miller
January 27, 1945 - June 30, 2000
Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.
Franklin Douglas Miller, a native of Elizabeth City, NC, was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Kontum Province, Republic of Vietnam on January 5, 1970. The citation was presented by President Richard M. Nixon at the White House on June 15, 1971. It reads:
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. S/Sgt. Miller, 5th Special Forces Group, distinguished himself while serving as team leader of an American-Vietnamese long-range reconnaissance patrol operating deep within enemy controlled territory. Leaving the helicopter insertion point, the patrol moved forward on its mission. Suddenly, 1 of the team member tripped a hostile booby trap which wounded 4 soldiers. S/Sgt. Miller, knowing that the explosion would alert the enemy, quickly administered first aid to the wounded and directed the team into positions across a small stream bed at the base of a steep
Awards & Honors: Combat Infantry Badge, Medal of Honor, Silver Star, Bronze Star (2), Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Medal, Army Overseas Ribbon, Vietnam Military Merit Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, U.S. Army Airborne Master Parachutist
Frank Miller's Credo: "Share your fears with yourself and your courage with others. You will inspire people to do things that are incredible."
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 5, 1970.
Location. 36° 18.052′ N, 76° 13.105′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in Pasquotank County. Memorial is on North Water Street just north of East Colonial Avenue, on the right when traveling
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. May Freedom Fly (a few steps from this marker); Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Culpeper’s Rebellion (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Town Divided (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth City.
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