From a contemporary press report
William Thomas Miles, Jr.
Born April 5, 1929
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 13266703
Missing in Action – Presumed Dead
Died July 8, 1951 in Korea
Sergeant First Class Miles was a member of the 4th Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne), serving with the 8086th Army Unit, Korean Military Assistance Group (KMAG).
He was listed as Missing in Action while advising the South Koreans in North Korea on July 8, 1951. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.
For his leadership and valor, Sergeant First Class Miles was awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
MILES, WILLIAM T JR
- SFC US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 12/31/1950 – 12/31/1953
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/05/1929
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/31/1953
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/31/1953
- BURIED AT: SECTION MI SITE 434 (Memorial Section)
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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