John Emerson Milender

Sergeant First Class
Army of the United States
17 December 1931 - 28 January 1966
Counce, Tennessee
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Combat Infantry

Master Parachutist

The database page for John Emerson Milender

12 Aug 2004

As a high school senior, I learned what it was like for war to touch the home community. John Milender came from a small community where true friends were abundant. I never knew John but less than two years after his death I got to know the man he was by serving with true brave soldiers of the same caliber. Men that fought bravely and died gallantly for a cause that is still prevalent today. To me, John Milender and all the men that preceeded him in death for the cause of freedom are truly fallen heros.

From an admirer and Vietnam Vet,
William Dwayne Rogers

5 Jan 2005

John Milender was/is my grandfather. I never knew him, but from the stories I've heard he was a good brave man. Every day I look at the medals that are his and I think about how he served our country. I also look at the flag that was draped over his casket and I think about how he died protecting me and you. I'm so glad that I'm named after my dad and he was named after my grandpaw...

From his grandson,
John Milender 3rd


06 Mar 2008

A Ranger, Master Parachutist, and recipient of the Silver Star. My hero.

From his nephew,
Carl Millinder Jr.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Aug 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009