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Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller

 
 
Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Kent Salomon, July 7, 2012
1. Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller Marker (side 1)
Inscription. Andrew Miller was born on August 11, 1916 in Manitowoc, the third son of Henry and Margaret Miller. He was inducted into the United States Army in June 1942 at Two Rivers. Miller landed in France on September 14, 1944, part of the Allied invasion force from England to France. Miller saw 36 days of continuous actions with General Patton's Third Army march into Germany.

S/Sgt. Andrew Miller served in Company G, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division. He was sited for personal bravery while performing a series of heroic actions from November 16-29, 1944 during his company's relentless advance from Woippy, France through Metz to Kerprich-Hemmersdorf, Germany.

During 13 days of battle Miller led attacks that knocked out four German gun emplacements and captured 27 prisoners. He was mortally wounded on November 29, 1944, at Metz while leading a platoon "into the mouths of enemy guns, firing as he went". His remains are buried in the Lorraine American cemetery, St. Avold, France.

S/Sgt. Andrew Miller was posthumously awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor on September 1, 1945. His widow, the former Mayme Jansky of Tisch Mills, received the sergeant's medal at ceremonies at Camp Shelby, Mississippi on September 7, 1945. The medal is the nation's highest military award for bravery that be conferred on
Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Kent Salomon, July 7, 2012
2. Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller Marker (side 2)
a member of the American armed forces.

The Andrew Miller Memorial United States Army Reserve Center at Silver Creek Park in Manitowoc was named in his honor in 1961.
 
Erected 1999 by Manitowoc County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 44° 6.169′ N, 87° 40.184′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker can be reached from Revere Drive south of Michigan Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is part of the Manitowoc County Veterans Memorial Park. Enter from the parking lot of the Manitowoc County Historical Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 839 Revere Dr, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manitowoc County Veterans Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); Soldiers and Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); Sexton House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); G.A.R - H.M. Walker Post 18 (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vilas - Rahr Mansion
Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kent Salomon, July 7, 2012
3. Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Sputnik IV (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Park (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Kent Salomon of Manitowoc,, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Kent Salomon of Manitowoc,, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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