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SP/4 Larry Floyd "Puff" Miller
B Company, 720th MP Battalion
, 89th MP Group, 18th MP Brigade

Line of Duty Casualty ~ 16 October 1971 ~ Vietnam

They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI

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        On Saturday, October 16, 1971, SP/4 Larry Floyd Miller, age 24, B Company, was on the roof of a billet in Vin Long performing maintenance on an antenna. While adjusting it, the antenna inadvertently struck a power line causing him to fall two stories resulting in a severe head injury. SP/4 Miller died from the injuries.
        SP/4 Larry Miller worked Combined Patrols, highway security and convoy escort at the B Company Detachment in Vinh Long, IV Corps Tactical Zone (Mekong Delta).

      Larry was the last B Company and 720th MP Batalion casualty in the Vietnam War.


--- General / Personal ---
Last name: MILLER
First name: LARRY FLOYD
Home of Record (official): ST LOUIS
State (official): MO
Date of Birth: Tuesday, March 11, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---
Branch: Army
Rank: Specialist 4th Class
Serial Number: 486529431
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 95B20
Major Organization: 18th Military Police Brigade

--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Monday, December 14, 1970
Date of Casualty: Saturday, October 16, 1971
Age at time of loss: 24
Casualty type: (C1) Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Other accident (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Vinh Long
The Wall: Panel 02W - Row 040

122809: Larry was my first cousin, but I call him my brother, because no one could be closer in heart. We shared classes at Mullanphy School and every day of our lives, birthdays, Christmas, etc. I was born July 11, 1946, followed by Larry on March 11, 1947. My sister Kathleen came along on October 16th (also the date of Larry's death) 1947. That completed the "Three Muskateers".....
      One of many remembrances: Larry had a sweet 1957 Chevy, automatic transmission! Wow-primo for those days! However, when an officer told him, soldier, take that jeep over there for me---he said, sir, I can't drive a stick shift. The officer loomed closer to his face and again said "SOLDIER, I told you to take that jeep over there----!!!" Well, Larry told me he learned to drive that stick shift Jeep very very quickly!  Janet K. Allen

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