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Old 11-22-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Services for Col. Millett will be held on Saturday 5 December 2009 at 1000 hrs at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren, Riverside, CA.

Viewing will be held at Miller-Jones Mortuary, 26770 Murrieta Rd, Sun City from 1600 to 2100 hrs on Thursday 3 December 2009 and Friday 4 December 2009.

The PGR will form a flag line at the Mortuary on the morning of 5 December 2009 and then escort the Col. and his family to RNC for services. A flag line will then be formed at RNC.

Col Millett was a United States Army officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading the last major American bayonet charge. He passed away on Nov 14 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Loma Linda CA leaving 93 living MOH recipients. The Patriot Guard Riders will attend his Military honors on Sat 12/5/09 at 10:30 AM.

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Capt. Millett, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action. While personally leading his company in an attack against a strongly held position he noted that the 1st Platoon was pinned down by small-arms, automatic, and antitank fire. Capt. Millett ordered the 3d Platoon forward, placed himself at the head of the 2 platoons, and, with fixed bayonet, led the assault up the fire swept hill. In the fierce charge Capt. Millett bayoneted 2 enemy soldiers and boldly continued on, throwing grenades, clubbing and bayoneting the enemy, while urging his men forward by shouting encouragement. Despite vicious opposing fire, the whirlwind hand-to-hand assault carried to the crest of the hill. His dauntless leadership and personal courage so inspired his men that they stormed into the hostile position and used their bayonets with such lethal effect that the enemy fled in wild disorder. During this fierce onslaught Capt. Millett was wounded by grenade fragments but refused evacuation until the objective was taken and firmly secured. The superb leadership, conspicuous courage, and consummate devotion to duty demonstrated by Capt. Millett were directly responsible for the successful accomplishment of a hazardous mission and reflect the highest credit on himself and the heroic traditions of the military service.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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A true hero. Thank you for letting us know. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones..
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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thank you,motormaker, for that great post and piece of history.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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My wife and I met Col Millett several years ago. Have to admit he was quite a character and was certainly loved and respected by all of of us in our organization.

We have visited at his home and found him to be very accommodating when we asked him questions. Loved it when he ran into a MacArthur impersonator. He and his family are great people and we are honored to have known the Col and his family.

His son Lee, (a noted sculptor) did the MIA?POW at RNC along withe many others.

File:Riverside National Cemetery POW MIA Memorial 20091023.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

We will be there to honor him.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Colonel Lewis Lee Millett, Sr. served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He had an interesting career and background, a portion of which can be read here: Lewis Millett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Colonel Millett was a true hero who never stopped serving his country.



Rich
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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motormaker-------regarding Riverside National Cemetery-----

I have 2 first cousins buried there.

I am from Minnesota and never been there, but they grew up in Minnesota also but moved to California when they got out of the service ( WWII vets)
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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motormaker-------regarding Riverside National Cemetery-----

I have 2 first cousins buried there.

I am from Minnesota and never been there, but they grew up in Minnesota also but moved to California when they got out of the service ( WWII vets)
If you can ever find a way to make it out to CA, it's well worth the trip to RNC. It's very peaceful and humbling place to visit.

We interred my FIL there 4 years ago and we were surprised and happy when Col Millett's son Lee was there to extend his and his Dad's appreciation for my FIL's service. We will never forget it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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RIP to a true hero I only wish America had more like him.

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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What a great picture. The distinguishing thing is his moustache that he had until he passed. Seems like it was apart of him.

Unto the Breach Col. Millett’s speech from Hill 180 Remembrance Day (http://www.crushingchris.com/2009/11/col-milletts-speech-from-hill-180-remembrance-day/ - broken link)

Col. Lewis Millett, Led Bayonet Charge in Korea, Dies at 88 - Obit Magazine

The Col's son with my #3 son on the left.

http://ffvf-occ.org/4027/16043.html

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Europe, in the Land of the mean
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Thanks for the info. RIP Col Millett..*salutes*
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