While I don't know much about my grandfather, Leo Henry Miller's military service, I know he received a service medal for The Great War For Civilization.
|Leo Henry Miller - Medal for The Great War For Civilization|
My dad served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was Yeoman on the USS Skagit.
|My dad, John Anthony Miller, Navy enlistment photo|
|This photo was taken in Omaha, enroute to his deployment in San Diego.|
|My dad told me about this photo. He's holding a bottle of liquor, which he was drinking immediately after being informed that he was going to Korea.|
|This is the certificate showing his promotion to Yeoman Third Class|
|Stripes from his Navy uniform.|
|This is a photo of the personnel of his office on board the Skagit|
|One piece of correspondence he received, I believe while on the Skagit, regarding General Douglas Macarthur being relieved.|
|His discharge from the Navy|
I have a number of photos of his time on board this ship. You can see more of them on UssSkagit.org. There is even a book that was published about the mission this ship was involved in. It's called "Life Aboard the Skagit" and was written by Don Vogan. I'd love to get my hands on a copy of this book but so far, it has proved elusive.
After his service in the Navy, he also served in the Air Force reserves.
|Discharge from Air Force Reservces|