Captain Lowell T. Miller II, VMI Class of 1993

MillerLTwebLEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 2, 2005 ­ Army National Guard Captain Lowell T. Miller II, a 1993 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was killed in action in Iraq on Aug. 31.

Captain Miller died of gunshot wounds sustained in combat. He was a member of the Michigan National Guard and volunteered for duty with the Mississippi National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry during its deployment to Iraq. Further details of his death are not immediately available.

Captain Miller earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

Funeral arrangements are not available at this time.

Captain Miller is the seventh VMI graduate to die in Iraq.

UPDATE - Sept. 14, 2005
- Service at Arlington on Sept. 20

A service for Captain Miller will be held on Sept. 20, 2005, at Arlington National Cemetery. Those attending the service must be with the party when it departs from the cemetery's administration building at 12:30 p.m. The service will be conducted at the Columbarium.

Among those representing VMI at the service will be the regimental commander, Cadet First Capt. Mark Searles, the First Class president, Cadet Michael Pasquale, and two veterans of combat tours, cadets Jon Glasscock and Dave Kimsey, as well as Col. Eric Hutchings, commandant of cadets. A cadet bagpiper will play "Amazing Grace."

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