43, of Rossford, Ohio; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Aug. 24 of wounds sustained in a non-combat-related incident in Herat, Afghanistan. Also killed was Sgt. 1st Class Scott M. Carney.
The Associated Press…
Two Kentucky soldiers were killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan, the military said.
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Miller, 43, of Rineyville, died along with Sgt. 1st Class Scott Carney, 37, of Ankeny, Iowa, when the Humvee they were riding in flipped Aug. 24 near Herat, according to officials at Fort Riley, Kan.
A Kentucky National Guardsman, Staff Sgt. Nicholas R. Carnes, 25, of Ludlow, Ky., was killed in an attack Aug. 26 in Afghanistan.
Linda Cook, a friend of Miller’s family, said Miller, who was originally from Ohio, is survived by his wife, Anne, and six children, ages 6 months to 13 years.
Cook said Miller was a loving dedicated family man and friend who was known for his sense of humor, his love of coffee and his “MacGyver-like talent” for fixing anything and everything.
Miller was assigned to the Army’s 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Riley. A statement on Fort Riley’s Web site said Miller joined the 1st Infantry Division in November and that the deployment was Miller’s first in the war on terrorism. He joined the Army in 1986.
Miller came home for a visit in June, Cook said.
Julie Siscoe, another family friend, said Miller “was an all-around gentle guy and an all-around soldier.”
“He loved the Army and he loved serving his country,” she said. “There are not enough words to describe how good of a man he was.”
Visitation for Miller will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT Aug. 31 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove. A prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Visitation also will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 1, followed by the mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher Parish in Radcliff. Burial will be Sept. 3 at St. Rose Parish in Perrysburg, Ohio.