Michael Millner

Sergeant First Class
Army of the United States
17 December 1942 - 02 July 1974
Marysville, California
Panel 31E Line 005

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Michael Millner

10 Feb 2001

Sgt. Millner and I served at the same time at Camp Bu Dop with the 5th Special Forces.

He was a close friend, we had good and bad times. I was deeply saddened by his loss. Just a few days later I was seriously wounded.

Several years ago his daughter called me and we had a long chat. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of him. I do not think his body was ever recovered, thus he longs to come home.

I will always remember him.

A memorial from a comrade-in-arms,
Paul Posey
162 South Old Belair Rd, Grovetown, Ga 30813

27 Aug 2003

God bless you, Mike. I've prayed every day for the last 15 years and will continue to pray. We were team partners and I couldn't find you that day, Nov 29th 1967. I got hit twice within 2 hours and didn't know you were missing. Always in my thoughts. Found Posey and Pristash and were looking for you. One day --- CLOSURE!!

From a teammate,
Robert H Fass
120 Kemper Lane, Fairhope, Alabama 36532

24 Oct 2005

Our father was a brave man who fought for his Country. He left behind 3 children and a very strong wife/mother. It has been over 38 years now since you became missing. Our hope is that someday we can lay you to rest so that our minds can rest too. The hardest part has been the never knowing. I love you even though I never got a chance to know you. You live on through us and all of your grandchildren and great grandchildren. You are and always will be such a Hero to us. Love You Daddy, Love, Always from the children left behind.... Terry, Glynda and Michael Jr.

From his daughter,

23 Oct 2006

My mother had your father's MIA bracelet for many years. When I was 17 years old, she gave it to me. I am 33 years old now and I still have it in my jewelry box. While explaining the Vietnam War to my three sons, because their grandfather served in the war, I showed them your father's bracelet and explained what it was for.

They wanted to know who Michael Millner was so I looked him up. I was able to show them the photos you posted and I believe it really made him real to them. I am sorry for your loss, but know that strangers still hold on to the hope that he will be returned to you for a proper burial.

Heather Lutton

25 Dec 2006

We have all aged since you were taken from us, but our memories of you are so vivid it is difficult to believe 40 years have almost passed since those official tragic words were spoken, "MIA". The mind is a wonderful thing; your life with us has been recorded and will be retained within us forever. You are still the young man of strength, humor and love of adventure that is etched into our minds. The admiration and love for your wife Linda and three children, Terry, Glynda, and Michael, was obvious when you were with them. No doubt their lives would have been richer had they had the fortune of growing up in your presences. You have left them with a true legacy, which is "Honor".

Your brother in-law,
Richard G. Sanders

11 Feb 2007

My mother passed away 3 years ago and I now have her MIA bracelet with Michael's name on it. After reading a little bit on Michael, the bracelet now has more meaning to me. May his family have warm memories of him and each time I read his name on the bracelet, I will think of Michael as well as my mother.

Corey Hallock

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In Vietnam, then-SSG Michael Millner was assigned to Detachment A-341 (Bu Dop), 5th Special Forces Group.

On November 26, 1967, Millner was serving as an advisor to an ARVN CIDG unit which began a search and destroy operation near the border of Cambodia in Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam. On November 29, while breaking for lunch, the unit was attacked by a Viet Cong company. The CIDG became completely disorganized and ran from the field as Special Forces personnel tried to cover the rear and carry the wounded. When the group finally reorganized, Millner was missing. The Special Forces advisors were unable to lead the ARVN back to the area to search for Millner, and withdrew from the area. The body of a second advisor killed in the action, SFC Herman A. McBride of Jacksonville, Alabama, was recovered.

On December 2, 1967, a U.S. advisor and a six-man Vietnamese reconnaissance unit made an unsuccessful search of the area. Between December 6 and December 9, a Special Forces unit and their Cambodian trainees made an extensive ground search, supported by aircraft, with no success.

SSG Michael Millner was carried as Missing in Action until 02 July 1974, when the Secretary of the Army approved a Presumptive Finding of Death changing his status from MIA to Died while Missing/Body not Recovered.

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