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#3283964 - 07/06/13 05:11 PM Died on the 4th of July
Bambi Buster
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The Department of Defense said an 18-year-old solider from Birmingham, Pvt. Errol "Elijah" Duran Aster Milliard, died in Afghanistan after his unit was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Milliard died Thursday in the Farah Province of Afghanistan. Milliard was a 2012 graduate of Carver High School in Birmingham and was on his first deployment.

The Department of Defense said Milliard was assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade and was deployed from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal.
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#3284006 - 07/06/13 05:57 PM Re: Died on the 4th of July [Re: Bambi Buster]
redblood
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sorry to hear. may his courage and service be remembered every time our flag ripples in the breeze

Edited by redblood (07/06/13 05:59 PM)
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#3284025 - 07/06/13 06:19 PM Re: Died on the 4th of July [Re: redblood]
encore06
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
sorry to hear. may his courage and service be remembered every time our flag ripples in the breeze
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#3284027 - 07/06/13 06:20 PM Re: Died on the 4th of July [Re: encore06]
gator-n-buck
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#3284141 - 07/06/13 07:58 PM Re: Died on the 4th of July [Re: redblood]
W.Seay
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
sorry to hear. may his courage and service be remembered every time our flag ripples in the breeze



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#3284181 - 07/06/13 08:49 PM Re: Died on the 4th of July [Re: W.Seay]
Bowdacious
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All I know to do is say some prayers for his family. Bless him for serving.
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#3284286 - 07/06/13 11:22 PM Re: Died on the 4th of July [Re: Bowdacious]
DirtyBear0311
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I wonder what he did to earn that bronze star. My prayers are with his family.
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#3284414 - 07/07/13 07:44 AM Re: Died on the 4th of July [Re: DirtyBear0311]
WGK
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Prayers lifted for his family.
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#3284510 - 07/07/13 09:28 AM Re: Died on the 4th of July [Re: WGK]
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