Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

“He displayed immeasurable courage and uncommon valor — eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.” – President of the United States on Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller’s selfless acts while in service.

The White House and President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to the family of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller for gallantry in combat demonstrated on January 25, 2008, during Operation Enduring Freedom. President Obama will present the medal during a White House ceremony October 6, 2010 at 1:45 p.m. At the time of his heroic actions, Staff Sgt. Miller was assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Staff Sgt. Miller is the second Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Miller’s unwavering courage, at the cost of his own life, embodied the highest ideals of the Army Values. His selflessness and leadership above and beyond the call of duty exemplifies the strength of our Nation.

Visit http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/miller/to learn more about SSG Miller and to view the “battlescape” – a video re-creation of his acts of heroism and selflessness.

In addition, the Army’s STAND-To! provides additional outside resources to include links to the LIVE coverage of the ceremony.

Feel free to leave your comments to SSG Miller’s parents, family and friends here.

A personal photo of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller. Miller was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on Oct. 6 for his heroism and valor while serving in Afghanistan in January of 2008.

For additional photos, visit the Army’s Official Flickr site.