President Barack Obama on Wednesday awarded the Medal of Honor - the nation's highest military decoration - to Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, a Green Beret who died after willingly taking fire to protect U.S. and Afghan soldiers.
The citation read at a solemn White House ceremony in Washington, D.C., honored Miller for "conspicuous gallantry ... at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty" and "extraordinary acts of heroism" on January 25, 2008, when a patrol he led was ambushed in Afghanistan.
Miller killed at least 10 insurgents and wounded dozens more in repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire "in keeping with the highest traditions of military service," the citation said.
Miller is the seventh service member to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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BOOK OF JHON CAN CLEAR MANY PEOPLE"S MINDS. BIBLE IS THE BOOK OF TRUTH AND THE AUTHOR IS GOD !
you should read john 3:16 very moving and touching
THANK YOU MCMURDO PROUD MILITARY FIANCE. ...WELL WRITTEN
JHON 3:16 AND OTHER SCRIPTURES TOO AFTER 3:16 !!!!!
my heart gos out to the parents of sgt.miller, very courages person he was wow ,it made me cry so emotional wow , it reminds me of my fiance who is serving in afghanistan and how much i miss him , thank you troops for what you are doing may god bless you and protect you all
COULD NOT STOP TEAR DROPS WHEN READ THIS STORY. SGT MILLER'S PARENTS HAVE RAISED A VERY SPECIAL SON WITH GREAT HUMANITY. THANK GOD FOR SGT MILLER AND ALL THE BRAVE PEOPLE WHO HAS GIVEN THEIR LIFE FOR OTHERS..
Your scope and ability to reach people is so limited on this CNN blog, you should get your own TV channel so that the entire world can laugh you.
Honor to him and his parents who raised him.
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