January 25, 2016
On the eighth anniversary of his death, Miller remains the only Special Forces soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan, and the only Fort Bragg soldier to be so recognized in the Global War on Terror.First, there was just one insurgent.
A single man jumping from behind a boulder, screaming "Allahu Akbar!"
Staff Sgt. Robert Miller killed the man instantly.
Then, the valley erupted.
More than 140 enemy fighters, holed up in fortified positions overlooking Miller's 3rd Special Forces Group team and their Afghan allies, faced the soldiers on three sides.
The soldiers, trapped in the open terrain, had little chance to respond. Some of the enemy fighters were a mere feet away, unleashing hell with AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and PKM machine guns.
That day, Jan. 25, 2008, could have been the last for the Green Berets and their allies, according to some of the men who were part of the fight.
But as the ambush began, Miller took charge.
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Linked from Stars and Stripes
This is the memorial service after the Medal of Honor had been presented to his family.
Adm. Eric Olson Special Forces
Medal of Honor Afghanistan and Iraq
VIDEO: DOD tribute video to Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Robert Miller Department of Defense video