Staff Sgt. Robert Miller, Medal of Honor recipient

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Another young American soldier has been awarded the Medal of Honor, the White House has just announced. This time it is going to Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, who earned it for bravery in 2008 for saving the lives of U.S. and Afghan troops during combat.

Staff Sgt. Robert Miller

This is the third of the nation’s highest military decorations to be awarded for action in Afghanistan; four have been awarded for valor in Iraq.

Unfortunately, all seven have been awarded posthumously. Staff Sgt. Miller’s parents, Phil and Maureen, will accept the medal in a White House ceremony on October 6 on behalf of their son, who was 24 when he died.