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Marine corporal from Twentynine Palms killed in Afghanistan


A Marine corporal from the base at Twentynine Palms has been killed while on a foot patrol in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

Paul J. Miller, 22, from Benzonia, Mich., was killed Monday by a roadside bomb blast while on patrol in Helmand province, a longtime Taliban stronghold.

Miller enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2006 and deployed to Iraq in 2008. He was assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

"He was very patriotic and proud to serve his country as a Marine," Miller's father-in-law told the 7&4 News television station.

Miller and his wife, Sarah, had been married for two years and planned to start a family when he returned from Afghanistan, his father-in-law said.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Cpl. Paul J. Miller and wife Sarah. Credit: 9and10News.com

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May God Bless you corporal Miller.

Semper Fi.

Great Young Man. My sorrow to your parents. I know it hurts.

Cpl Miller, may you guard the gates of heaven brother. We Marines will see you when we get there. Semper Fi

My sincere condolences to the parents and young widow.

Each death of a young American makes me feel so sad and so angry at the same time. I wish I could do something to stop the loss of so many of our finest young men and women.

Rest In Peace, thanks for the ultimate sacrifice.


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