Mills Craft Miller

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
05 December 1946 - 16 March 1967
Toledo, Ohio
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Mills Craft Miller

7 Jul 2001


You will always live through the people

who knew you and loved you.

A memorial from his brother,
Monty Miller

27 May 2003

To my brothers in arms, and especially my friends HN Joe F. Kelley , HM3 William Broad , and Cpl Bobbie Ratliff . I think of you all even though it has been 38 years. I remember seeing Joe and Bill in body bags on that fateful day on Operation DeSoto, my heart went numb and has been so since that day. Only the death of Mills Miller created a greater void in my life. I was in the Philippines when I read of the death of Bobbie, and again I wondered why I made it out alive. I wish you all were here with me, to laugh and retell the stories of by-gone days. I will join you someday, keep a rubber lady on a cot for me...

Doc Riddle

14 Mar 2004

Here it is another year on the 16th. I shall remember you forever and that day holds a special meaning to me. I spoke to JJ last week, he kept your dog tag, which he returned to your family. Just ambling ... Miss you. Doc

30 May 2005

Memorial Day, 2005, and I still have you in my heart. I wish I could have saved you. Keep the gates open for me. I know you are probably a Gunny by now, so you can set the rules for the pearly gates.... Doc

17 Mar 2006

Mills, it has been 39 years since that day. I am in contact with Toni on occasion and with J on a regular basis. I am getting older and I look forward to the day when I can see you again... Doc

04 Jan 2008

Mills is buried in
Evergreen Cemetery
3401 W 87th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805.

16 Mar 2008

Today, a long time ago, we were together. Keep me in mind for a longer time together in the future... Love you and miss you... Doc

"Doc" Alan Riddle
Corpsman, Fleet Marine Force

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 7 Jul 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009