ROSSFORD, OH, USA U.S. Army SFC, HHC, 1ST BRIGADE, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, FORT RILEY, KS HERAT, AFGHANISTAN 08/24/2007
Sergeant First Class Daniel Edward Miller, 43, was a member of the First Brigade, 1st ID out of Fort Riley, KS. A veteran of Desert Storm, and a resident of Rineyville, KY. In the course of fulfilling his duty, he laid down his life in an accident in Herat, Afghanistan on Friday, August 24, 2007.
A faithful Roman Catholic, Dan has been attending St. Patrick Parish of Ft. Knox and St. Christopher Parish of Radcliff. Dan’s a member of the Knights of Columbus and is posthumously being honored for his “patriotism enlightened and informed by religion” with promotion to the rank of Knight of the Fourth Degree. SFC Miller has also been singularly devoted to living out the Gospel of Life. A dedicated, loving, and supportive family man, known for his fun-loving nature and irreverent and ever-present sense of humor, Dan has been a maniacal coffee-lover and an accomplished tinkerer, with a MacGyver-like talent to fix anything and everything.
Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Anne Miller; four precious daughters, Michaela, Maggie, Marianna, and Lucy, and two treasured sons, Lucas and Dominic. A native of Thornville, OH, he also leaves behind his grieving but immensely proud parents, Harold and Susan Miller; his brothers, Dusty and Fred Miller and his sister, Shelly Kaufman, all of Thornville. He remains a beloved father figure and hero, not only to his own children, but also to several children of the members of the St. Benedict Homeschool Association.
Sergeant First Class Miller, whose military career has spanned over 21 years, has willingly and unselfishly given all in the service of his country for the preservation of the freedoms enjoyed by the people of the United States of America and for the protection of his fellow service members, cherished family, and dear friends. Dan loved the Army. He loved the Infantry. Most of all he loved his fellow soldiers on the Police Mentoring Team he served on in Farah, Afghanistan. SFC Dan Miller served in the US Army as a quintessential soldier.
May he be escorted by God’s Holy Angels and the Saints, most especially the patron of Christian soldiers, St. Martin of Tours, and St. Maurice, patron of Infantry, into God’s Eternal Kingdom. All who had the privilege of knowing and loving Sergeant First Class Daniel Miller trust in the Divine Mercy of God and firmly believe this Son of Light, who has stepped beyond the bounds of earth and time, continues his life serving Him whom he has adored on earth, only serving Him more perfectly now.