Sgt. Andrew Miller AK-242 - History

Sgt. Andrew Miller AK-242 - History


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Sgt. Andrew Miller AK-242

Sgt. Andrew Miller
(AK-242: dp. 15,199 (f.), 1. 455~3"; b. 62'; dr. 28'6"; s. 16 k., cpl. 52; a. 4 40mm, cl. Boulder Victory;T. VC2-S-AP2)

Sgt. Andrew Miller was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract on 22 February 1945 as Radcliffe Victory (MCV hull 743) by the Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, Calif.; launched on 4 April 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Charles H. Owens; and delivered to the Maritime Commission's War Shipping Administration (WSA) on 28 April 1945 for operation by the American-West African Line Inc.

After the end of World War II, Radcliffe Victory was returned to WSA and was further transferred to the War Department for operation by the Army Transportation Corps on 26 July 1946. Renamed Sgt. Andrew Miller on 31 October 1947, the cargo ship remained with the Army Transportation Corps until 1 March 1950, when she was transferred to the Navy for operation by the newly established Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), becoming USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller ( T-AK-242) .

Homeported at San Francisco, Sgt. Andrew Miller made a round-trip run to Hawaii and back in April; and, in May, she sailed for Yokosuka, Japan. From there, she continued on to Naha, Okinawa, whence she returned to the west coast.

Arriving after the outbreak of war in Korea, she loaded cargo for units being shipped to Japan and Korea; and, on 18 July, she sailed west. On 3 August, she stopped at Sasebo; and, on the 4th, she arrived off Pusan to commence offloading. Two weeks later, she started back across the Pacific to Hawaii, where she took on more cargo; and, on 15 September, she again sailed west. During November, she delivered cargo at Inchon and Chinnampo, then put into Yokohama. In early December, she got underway for Wonsan but was diverted back to Yokohama, where she joined TG 90.2, the Hungnam evacuation force. On 13 December, she sailed for that North Korean port; where, from the 18th to the 20th, she took on men and equipment as units fought back to the harbor after the entry of Communist Chinese forces into the conflict.

The ship offloaded at Pusan, then returned to Sasebo, whence she made another run to Korea before sailing for Pearl Harbor and San Francisco. Arriving at the latter port in early February 1951, she made runs to bases in the Central Pacific and in the Aleutians into the summer; and, in August, she resumed runs to Japan and Korea. During April and May of 1952, she again carried cargo to islands in the Central Pacific; then, in June, returned to logistics support of United Nations forces in Korea. In September, her operations in the Far East were extended to include Okinawa; and, early in 1953, her calls at Central Pacific ports were male enroute to the Far East. During the spring of that year, she resumed non-stop runs to Japan and Korea.

After the truce agreement in July 1953, Sgt. Andrew Miller continued runs to Japan and Korea and to the islands of the central and northern Pacific. In the summer of 1954, she was called on to assist in Operation "Passage to Freedom" which moved Vietnamese from Haiphong to Saigon following the division of the former French colony. Following one run, she resumed her transpacific operations and expanded her range to include ports in Taiwan; in Thailand, and in the Philippines. During the late 1950's and into the 1960's, she occasionally interrupted her Pacific operations for brief periods of service on transatlantic runs, but, into the fall of 1974, she remains in the Pacific in the Military Sealift-Command fleet.


USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller T-AK-242

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Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller was born on August 11, 1916 in Manitowoc, the third son of Henry and Margaret Miller. He was inducted into the United States Army in June 1942 at Two Rivers. Miller landed in France on September 14, 1944, part of the Allied invasion force from England to France. Miller saw 36 days of continuous actions with General Patton's Third Army march into Germany.

S/Sgt. Andrew Miller served in Company G, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division. He was sited for personal bravery while performing a series of heroic actions from November 16-29, 1944 during his company's relentless advance from Woippy, France through Metz to Kerprich-Hemmersdorf, Germany.

During 13 days of battle Miller led attacks that knocked out four German gun emplacements and captured 27 prisoners. He was mortally wounded on November 29, 1944, at Metz while leading a platoon "into the mouths of enemy guns, firing as he went". His remains are buried in the Lorraine American cemetery, St. Avold, France.

S/Sgt. Andrew Miller was posthumously awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor on September 1, 1945. His widow, the former Mayme Jansky of Tisch Mills, received the sergeant's medal at ceremonies at Camp Shelby, Mississippi on September 7, 1945. The medal is the nation's highest military award for bravery that be conferred on

a member of the American armed forces.

The Andrew Miller Memorial United States Army Reserve Center at Silver Creek Park in Manitowoc was named in his honor in 1961.

Erected 1999 by Manitowoc County Historical Society.

Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism &bull War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1942.

Location. 44° 6.169′ N, 87° 40.184′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker can be reached from Revere Drive south of Michigan Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker is part of the Manitowoc County Veterans Memorial Park. Enter from the parking lot of the Manitowoc County Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 839 Revere Dr, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America. Touch for directions.


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[Image
1: Marine Corps
Historical
Collection. Marines
of Detachment
Sierra (HqBn,
3rd MarDiv) prepare
for inspection
on
board USNS Sgt
Andrew Miller
off the coast
of Vietnam in
the vicinity
of Vung Tau.
The detachment,
commanded by
Capt Edward R.
Palmquist, Jr.,
went on board
the ship on 22
April.]

[Image 2: Marine Corps Historical Collection. The
American Challenger,
guarded by Marines
of the Amphibious
Evacuation Security
Force, rides
high in the South
China Sea while
it awaits Vietnamese
refugees. The
AESF November
Detachment Commander,
Capt Michael
T. Mallick, took
his Marines on
board this Military
Sealift Command
ship on 25 April
1975.]

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the Dubuque's captain, provided a short-term answer when he authorized the AESF commander to use the shipboard complement of weapons. For a permanent solution to this problem. Major Quinlan sent a message to General Carey requesting additional weapons for his deploying detachments. At the same time, he sought permission to break open the Dubuque's supply of ammunition.


On 22 April, the AESF commander deployed three detachments to MSC ships: Sierra Detachment to the USNS Sergeant Andrew Miller, Victor on the SS Pioneer Contender, and Papa on board the SS Green Port. The next day, the reorganization and formation of detachments Kilo, Mike, Romeo, and Quebec became official, and the following day, Captain Cyril V. Moyhcr took India Detachment on board the SS Pioneer Commander. At the same time, Captain Robert D. Amos took the Marines of Tango to the SS Green Forest.10


By the time these transfers were complete, the Du-buque and the MSC ships' logs recorded their posi-


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Navy celebrates 236th birthday aboard Camp Dwyer

Photo By Master Sgt. Andrew Miller | Commander Mark Winward, Regimental Combat Team 5 regimental chaplain, gives the invocation during the 236th Navy Birthday celebration here, Oct. 14. The Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, established by the Continental Congress on Oct. 13, 1775. In 1972, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, Chief of Naval Operations, authorized recognition of that day as the Navy's birthday. see less | View Image Page

CAMP DWYER, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

10.14.2011

Story by Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller

Regimental Combat Team-5

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Afghanistan – More than 70 sailors, Marines and civilians turned out to show their support and appreciation as the sailors here honored 236 years of pride and tradition during the U.S. Navy Birthday celebration, Oct. 14.

Although Camp Dwyer is more than 600 miles from the nearest ocean, the Navy continues to prove its worth on land and in the air. Valuable services provided by the Navy for coalition forces in Helmand include medical and engineering assets, close air support, and a chaplain corps.

The ceremony began with the playing of the National Anthem, followed by the invocation given by Cmdr. Mark Winward, Regimental Combat Team 5 chaplain. The attendees then viewed a video honoring those sailors who lost their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom, and reflected on their sacrifice during a moment of silence.

The moment of silence was followed by the traditional Prisoner of War/Missing in Action observance. It included a small table set for one, symbolizing one prisoner alone against his oppressor.

The white table cloth symbolized the purity of their motives when answering their country’s call to arms. The single rose in a vase with a yellow ribbon tied around its stem is a reminder of the life of each missing service member and their loved ones who keep the faith awaiting their safe return. A slice of lemon on the plate is a reminder of their bitter fate. A pinch of salt poured on the plate is symbolic of the tears their families shed as they wait. The bible placed on the table represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those who are lost. A glass was inverted to display their inability to share in the toast. The chair at the table was empty because they were not in attendance. The lit candle was reminiscent of the light of hope which lives in everyone’s hearts to illuminate their way home.

The POW/MIA observance concluded as Taps was played for the missing service members.

All sailors in attendance recited the Sailor’s Creed in unison: “I am a United States sailor. I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. I proudly serve my country’s Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment. I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.”

The guest of honor for the event was Sgt. Maj. Ernest Hoopii, Regimental Combat Team 5 sergeant major.

“I am a fan of the Navy. I have seen Marines extremely hurt, and when they needed help it wasn’t going to be mom that was coming,” said Hoopii, a native of Maui, Hawaii. “It was going to be a Navy corpsman. I have seen them do some amazing things on the battlefield.”

After the message from Hoopii, it was time for the cake cutting ceremony. The oldest sailor in attendance was Senior Chief Petty Officer Renato Tolosa, who was born May 27, 1957 and enlisted in the Navy in March 1986. The youngest sailor was Seaman Apprentice Connor O’Keefe, who was born Dec. 23, 1989 and enlisted in the Navy in April 2010.

The first piece of cake was given to the guest of honor, the second to Tolosa, and O’Keefe received the third piece. The passing of the cake from the oldest to the youngest sailor symbolizes the passing of history and tradition from one generation to another.

“This was my first birthday celebration. I definitely felt a sense of pride,” said O’Keefe, a native of Portland, Ore. “I haven’t had a chance to do much yet, but after seeing all the senior sailors around me, I hope I am able to realize a lot more about what we do as a service and do some of the things they have done.”

According to the Naval History and Heritage Command:
The Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on Oct. 13, 1775, by authorizing the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America. The legislation also established a Naval Committee to supervise the work. All together, the Continental Navy numbered some fifty ships over the course of the war, with approximately twenty warships active at its maximum strength.

After the American War for Independence, Congress sold the surviving ships of the Continental Navy and released the seamen and officers. The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress “to provide and maintain a navy.” Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates in 1794, and the War Department administered naval affairs from that year until Congress established the Department of the Navy on April 30, 1798. In 1972 Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized recognition of Oct. 13 as the Navy’s birthday.

Editors Note: RCT-5 is assigned to 2nd Marine Division (Forward) which heads Task Force Leatherneck. The task force serves as the ground combat element of Regional Command (Southwest) and works in partnership with the Afghan National Security Forces and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to conduct counterinsurgency operations. The unit is dedicated to securing the Afghan people, defeating insurgent forces and enabling ANSF assumption of security responsibilities within its area of operations in order to support the expansion of stability, development and legitimate governance.


یواس‌ان‌اس گروهبان اندرو میلر (تی‌ای‌کی-۲۴۲)

یواس‌ان‌اس گروهبان اندرو میلر (تی‌ای‌کی-۲۴۲) (به انگلیسی: USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller (T-AK-242) ) یک کشتی بود که طول آن ۴۵۵ فوت (۱۳۹ متر) بود. این کشتی در سال ۱۹۴۵ ساخته شد.

یواس‌ان‌اس گروهبان اندرو میلر (تی‌ای‌کی-۲۴۲)
پیشینه
مالک
آغاز کار: ۴ آوریل ۱۹۴۵
تکمیل ساخت: ۲۸ آوریل ۱۹۴۵
مشخصات اصلی
وزن: ۴٬۴۸۰ long ton (۴٬۵۵۰ تن) (standard)
۱۵٬۵۸۰ long ton (۱۵٬۸۳۰ تن) (full load)
درازا: ۴۵۵ فوت (۱۳۹ متر)
پهنا: ۶۲ فوت (۱۹ متر)
آبخور: ۲۹ فوت ۲ اینچ (۸٫۸۹ متر)
سرعت: ۱۵٫۵ گره (۱۷٫۸ مایل بر ساعت؛ ۲۸٫۷ کیلومتر بر ساعت)

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Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team have successfully completed four deployments to Afghanistan. Over the course of those deployments, 100 Spartan Soldiers gave their lives. 3rd BCT is now deactivated but the history books will immortalize it as one of the fiercest units to have deployed in support of OEF.

The fallen warriors of Spartan Brigade:

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment
Second Lt. Richard Torres, Pfc. Kerry D. Scott, Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, Sgt. Dale T. Lloyd, Pfc. Charles C. Persing, Maj. Douglas E. Sloan, 1st Lt. Forrest P. Ewens, Sgt. Russell M. Durgin, Sgt. David M. Hierholzer, Sgt. Ian T. Sanchez and Spc. Jeremy E. DePottey.

Also, Spc. Rogelio R. Garza Jr., Spc. Fernando D. Robinson, Pfc. Robert E. Drawl Jr., Pfc. Alex Oceguera, Pfc. Andrew R. Small, Spc. Angelo J. Vaccaro, Pfc. James P. White Jr., Pvt. Joseph R. Blake, Pvt. Justin R. Davis, Sgt. Edelman L. Hernandez, Spc. Christopher M. Wilson and Staff Sgt. Dennis J. Hansen.

Also, Staff Sgt. Eric J. Lindstrom, Cpl. Darby T. Morin, Spc. Justin D. Coleman, Spc. Alexander J. Miller, Pfc. Brian M. Wolverton, Staff Sgt. Nathan Wyrick, Sgt. Edward J. Frank II, Sgt. Jameel T. Freeman, Spc. Paul J. Atim, Spc. Preston J. Dennis and Spc. Mark J. Downer.

Also, Spc. Patrick L. Lay II, Spc. Jordan M. Morris, Spc. James A. Waters, Spc. Charles J. Wren, Pfc. John C. Johnson, Pfc. John F. Kihm, Pfc. Rueben J. Lopez, Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez and Staff Sgt. Shawn Farrell II.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment
Sgt. Maj. Phillip R. Albert, Staff Sgt. Shawn M. Clemens, Sgt. Nicholes D. Golding, Spc. Robert J. Cook, Spc. Justin A. Scott, Cpl. Jeremiah S. Cole, Spc. Aaron M. Griner, Pfc. Kevin F. Edgin, Spc. Jeremy R. Greene, Staff Sgt. Nekl B. Allen, Staff Sgt. Esau I. De La Pena-Hernandez, Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall, Sgt. Jerry R. Evans Jr. Sgt. Carlie M. Lee III and Sgt. Jasper K. Obakrairur.

Also, Sgt. Aaron M. Smith, Cpl. Daniel L. Cox, Spc. Robert K. Charlton, Spc. Joshua R. Farris, Spc. Justin R. Pellerin, Pfc. Adam J. Hardt, Pfc. Peter K. Cross, Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden, Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson, 1st Lt. Timothy J. Steele, Sgt. Andrew R. Tobin, Spc. Koran Contreras, Pfc. Brian J. Backus, Pfc. Jesse W. Dietrich, Pfc. Douglas Jeffries, Spc. Christian J. Chandler and Spc. Kerry M. Danyluk.

3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion
Cpl. Charles J. McClain, Spc. Matthew K. S. Swanson and Staff Sgt. Ari Cullers.

3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment
Lt. Col. Joseph J. Fenty Jr., 1st Lt. Benjamin D. Keating, Staff Sgt. Patrick Lybert, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, Spc. Justin L. O'Donohoe, Spc. David N. Timmons Jr., Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury, Pfc. Brian M. Moquin Jr., Sgt. Terry J. Lynch and Spc. Abraham S. Wheeler III, Spc. Jeremiah Sancho, Pfc. Theodore Rushing and Pfc. Jackie Diener.

4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment
Pvt. Michael V. Bailey, Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr., Spc. Andrew J. Roughton, Spc Dennis J. Pratt and Pfc. Anthony M. Lightfoot.

710th Brigade Support Battalion
Spc. Wakkuna A. Jackson, Spc. Christopher F. Sitton, Spc. Derek A. Stanley, Spc. Rodrigo A. Munguiar-ivas and Spc. Terry J. Hurne.


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