Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sgt. Gary Miller, United States Army, Ret.

Gary Miller was born March 30, 1973 in Trenton, New Jersey and passed away May 5, 2012 at Killeen, Texas at the age of 39.

Gary proudly served his country in the United States Army and was medically retired.

On May 25 the Patriot Guard Riders led the funeral procession from Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, Texas to the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, where the procession was welcomed by fifty American flags blowing in the southerly wind.

After the Army Honor Guard moved the flag draped casket from the hearse to the committal shelter, the Riders formed a ling of flags around the shelter during the service.

A minister read from the scripture and said the final prayers.

The Army Honor Guard rendered full military honors.  The detail of five rifles fired three volleys of fire, representing Duty, Honor and Country.  The bugler played taps.

The flag that covered Gary's casket was carefully folded into the traditional triangle and passed to a Non-Commissioned Officer.  He presented the flag to Gary's dear wife on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for Gary's honorable and faithful service.

Sgt. Gary Miller was then laid to rest on the sloping plain of the cemetery as the American flag flew at half-staff, in his honor, at the top of the hill.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife and children, and many other dear family and friends.

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