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Marine Corps Private Theodore James Miller of Hennepin County, Minnesota


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:FlagAm:Remembering the Fallen of the Pacific Theater

 

United States Marine Corps Private Theodore James Miller of Hennepin County, Minnesota assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marine Independent Regiment returns to Coast Guard-manned attack transport USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25) at 1400 Hours after two days of combat on Engebi. Engebi was the first of the Eniwetok Atoll to be invaded by American forces. In Operation "Fragile" the 1st and 2nd Battalions landed on February 18, 1944, with 3rd Battalion in reserve. In the attack on Engebi American losses were 78 killed, 166 wounded, and 7 missing, totaling 251 casualties. All of Engebi's defenders were killed, except for nineteen prisoners taken. Miller himself was killed in action during the invasion of Ebon Atoll a month later on March 24,1944. He was 19 years old.

 

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Original description and photo sourced from NARA FILE #: 026-G-3394,WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 1198 (Photographed by CPhoM Ray R. Platnick, USCGR).

 

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