Five Brothers Who All Fought In Vietnam War Receive Major Honor
Five brothers who all served in the Vietnam War were just recognized on March 29, which is Vietnam War Veteran’s Day. The Miller brothers were all honored on the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, which has over 5,000 Vietnam veterans according to United States’ census data.
During the ceremony honoring them, the brothers said that serving in the Vietnam War brought them closer together.
“Rain or shine, you had to be on duty. A lot of times it would rain and you could hardly see,” said veteran James Miller. “Three of us volunteered, two drafted.”
The brothers were never deployed at the same time, instead leaving home one after the other to serve in Vietnam.
“I went to Vietnam because my brothers went, so I went and volunteered to go to Vietnam, because they were ahead of me, and I couldn’t let them outdo me,” said veteran Leo Miller.
One of the most trying times for the brothers came when their father passed away before all five of them had returned home.
“He had five sons that go to Vietnam and came back. He would have his shoulders stuck out and say, ‘These are my boys,'” James said. He added that one of the most difficult problems they had with serving is that it seemed like nobody cared about the sacrifices that they made when they returned home.
“The years of time to serve this country, and when we came back, nobody recognized us, but now we are getting that recognition,” James said. “So, whenever somebody says something about being recognized, we try to go be recognized.”
During the Vietnam War Commemoration, the brothers were finally given the recognition that they deserved after all these years.
“I think they should remember, because we sacrificed a whole lot, and the country wouldn’t be where it is today without the sacrifice that we have done,” veteran John Miller said.
We thank the Miller brothers for their service to this nation and for all the sacrifices that they made for the rest of us!
Find out more about these heroes in the video below.