Fallen Soldier Rewarded Medal of Honor

The governor and state cabinet are honoring a fallen soldier Tuesday night.

Staff Sergeant Robert Miller was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan in 2008.

He fought so bravely he was awarded the Congressional Metal of Honor postmortem.

Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday, Sergeant Miller’s name will also be added to the wall of honor in the state capitol. Miller’s sacrifice saved the lives of a dozen US troops.

“Rob was relentless against the terrorists and suppressed the enemy forces with grenades and gunfire. He engaged the enemy so much that he attracted most the gunfire and made the ultimate sacrifice for his team,” said the Governor.

Miller’s parents were on hand for the announcement. They were given a folded Florida flag and were able to view their son’s plague before it was hung on the capitol wall.