From a contemporary press report:
Clement Kennedy Miller, 80, an Air Force Colonel who was assistant for international research and development programs at the Pentagon before retiring in 1971, died of cancer Feb. 1 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He lived in Arlington for more than 30 years.
Colonel Miller, who served in the military for 30 years, was a bomber pilot during World War II and a veteran of 38 bombing missions in the central and western Pacific, China and Japan.
Most of his assignments after the war were as a staff officer for Air Force research and development. Among them were deputy for technology at the Space and Missile Systems Organization in El Segundo, Calif., chief of plans and policy for the deputy chief of staff of foreign technology at Andrews Air Force Base and Air Force representative at an engine test facility in Tennessee.
He was a native of Indiana and a graduate of Purdue University, where he also received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering.
His military decorations included the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Miller of Arlington; a stepson, Ernie Poyser of Island Heights, N.J.; a brother, Louis J. Miller of Arlington; and a sister, Mary P. Hudkins of Salem, Ind.
MILLER, CLEMENT K., Col, USAF (Ret.)
On February 1, 2001, of Arlington, Virginia. The beloved husband of Emma C. Miller; loving step-father of Ernest Poyser; devoted brother of Mary P. Hudkins of Salem, IN and Louis J. Miller. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, loving friends and relatives. Mass will be celebrated at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel on Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at 12:45 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the US Soldiers and Airmens Home, Residence's Fund, 3700 North Capitol St., NW Washington, DC 20317, (202) 722-3000.
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