Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, who was 24 years old when he died, received the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroic actions in Barikowt, Afghanistan, on Jan. 25, 2008, according to the U.S. Army's web site. "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," White House officials said. Miller was born on Oct. 14, 1983, in Harrisburg, Pa., and graduated from Wheaton North High School in Wheaton, Ill. Shortly after, his family moved to Oviedo, and he enlisted in the Army in August 2003 as a Special Forces candidate. He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga., and received his Green Beret in 2005.
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