In memory of
Roger Franklin Miller, Ret. CW2., age 80 was called to a higher headquarters on April 7, 2017 in Las Cruces. He was born April 13,1936. His parents were Collin and Lura Margaret Miller. He was raised by his mother and stepfather after his dad died in a freak accident when Roger was 4. At age 16, after being raised and educated in Denison, IA. Roger set out to join the Army in 1952. In 1959 he arrived at White Sands Missile Range, where he worked on Electronic Warfare Research and Development. After WSMR, other tours included, Korea, Aleutian Islands, bomb testing on Marshall Islands plus others. After attaining rank of E-7, Roger decided to go to flight school. Two tours of Vietnam followed flying Huey Helicopters. Retiring in 1973 with 21 years in the Army, he still continued to fly helicopters. He worked for PHI in Saudi Arabia, Gulf of Mexico and Northern N.M. In 1978 he flew the helicopter in the movie Convoy filmed in N.M., which he was very proud of. Rogers dedication to Veterans of all ages was amazing. He served as Post Commander of VFW 6917 for 8 years. District Commander, State offices and National Appointments. He also supported the community of Las Cruces on the Veterans Day Parade Com 6years, Honor Flight Supporter, Run for the Wall meal coordinator 9 years, ROTC, Boy Scouts and Youth and School Sports teams plus many more. His proudest day was when he was Grand Marshall in Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade this Past November. Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Beth and children Gary(Rosie) Robert, Mark, Debbie, Donna and stepdaughter Kaci and sister Bummy(Harvey) numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. All comrades and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael, sisters and brother. Roger was a great husband, father, friend and veteran. He will truly be missed by many. A celebration of Rogers life will take place at VFW Post 6917 on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2pm with a cookout pot luck ending with Comrades and Onate ROTC memorial ceremonies at 5pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to VFW Post 6917 and Auxiliary. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, corner of Solano and Bowman Ave. To sign our local online guestbook, please log onto www.GetzCares.com
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