OBITUARY: U.S. Army Veteran Kevin Joseph Miller, 69, of Melbourne, Passed Away May 9
By Space Coast Daily // May 13, 2020
He served honorably in the United States Army, attaining the rank of SP4
Kevin was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman Badge, the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Two Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Kevin Joseph Miller of Melbourne, Florida passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020, surrounded by his family. Kevin was born on September 19, 1950, in West Point, New York to Daniel and Julia Miller.
Born into an Air Force family, he was raised at various Air Bases throughout the United States. He graduated from Washburn Rural High School and attended Washburn University as an English major.
He served honorably in the United States Army, attaining the rank of SP4. He joined the Bravo Troop, First Squadron Ninth Calvary, First Calvary Division in Vietnam as Bravo Troop Blue’s Point M-60 machine gunner.
Kevin was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman Badge, the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Two Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
After returning from overseas, Kevin met Sherrie, the love of his life, in Topeka, Kansas. They were married and celebrated 37 years of marriage.
They settled in Melbourne, Florida where Kevin became a successful entrepreneur and a well-respected member of the community. His friends called him “Blue” and his grandchildren called him “Pop-Pop.”
Kevin had a strong sense of family and could always be counted on to help a friend in need. Simply put, he was a kind and caring man who always had time for others.
He is predeceased by his brother Michael and his wife Sherrie. He is survived by his children, Amy, Michael, and John. He also leaves behind his brothers Daniel, Timothy, Mark, his sister Julie Gizzi, and his grandchildren; Xoe, Jaelen, Jeremy, Bradley, Mikayla, and Cole.
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