News: Neillsville - Am. Legion To Honor Gary Miller (Jan 2019)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark, Co) 1/02/2019
American Legion to Honor Local Veteran (Gary Miller - 2019)
Neillsville Legion to Honor Gary Miller
Gary Miller will be one of two veterans, to be recognized by the Neillsville Legion Post Jan. 7. (Submitted photo)
As a part of ongoing efforts to honor the nation’s veterans, Legion Post 73 in Neillsville will honor area veteran Gary Miller.
Miller was born in Marshfield. He attended grade school in Granton for a year, but eventually graduated from eighth grade in Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1967.
After high school, he worked at Presto Industries in Eau Claire, but joined the Air Force in February 1968. He had basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
His advanced training was in cryogenics, the branch of physics that studies how matter behaves at extremely low temperatures. That was at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL.
Miller was transferred to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, where he helped manage a liquid oxygen plant. He later was transferred to Carswell Air Force Base at Fort Worth, TX, where he refueled aircraft.
He was discharged in January 1972. He returned to Neillsville where he worked for Gaier Construction until 1979. Miller than took over his in-law’s dairy farm until 2013. He now is a seasonal worker at the Clark County Forestry and Parks Department.
Miller married his wife Linda, in 1973. They have three children – Matt, Jolene and Leah – and five spirited grandchildren. Miller enjoys hunting, fishing and trail riding.
Miller will be honored Jan. 7 at the Legion, 6 Boon Boulevard. There will be a social hour at 4:30 p.m. with a potluck at 5:30 p.m.
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