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Oscar F. Miller

361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division

Major, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

California

Died:

9/30/1918

Grave Location:

Plot F, Row 10, Grave 36

Maj. Oscar F. Miller fought in the Philippine-American War as a private. Over ten years later, Miller re-enlisted in the U.S. Army to fight in World War I.

He received field officer training in England and France before rejoining the 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division. After two days of strenuous fighting in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Miller inspired his troops to attack through open ground filled with machine gun and artillery fire to capture a vital objective. Miller received wounds in his right leg and right arm but continued to lead his troops until mortally wounded. He was remembered to have remarked, “there is no more glorious death than to die on the battlefield.”

Awards: Medal of Honor and Italian Croce al Merito di Guerra

Medal of Honor

Oscar F. Miller is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot F, Row 10, Grave 36.