Willard D. Miller – Seaman, United States Navy

Born at Maitland, Nova Scotia on June 5, 1877, he entered the service in Massachusetts and earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Nashville on May 11, 1898.

He died on February 19, 1959 and was buried in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery, near the Memorial Amphitheater.


Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: S June 1877, Noel Shore, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Miller displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.


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