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Johnathon Miles Millican

Date of birth: January 4, 1987
Date of death: Died in Captivity as a POW: January 20, 2007
Burial location: Trussville, Alabama
Home of record: Locust Fork Alabama
Status: POW

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation and/or Narrative Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Private Johnathon M. Millican, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with the 2d Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, in combat action in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, on 20 January 2007, at Karbala, Iraq. Private Millican was one of four soldiers who was killed after militants abducted them from the governor's office in Karbala, Iraq, in a sophisticated sneak attack. The attackers posed as an American security team -- speaking English, wearing U.S. military combat fatigues and traveling in the type of sport utility vehicles U.S. government convoys use. Private Millican was off duty in a communications room exchanging e-mails with his wife when the attack started. The attackers fired several rounds into the room with an AK47 and one of them tossed a grenade. Private Millican covered the grenade with his own body to shield his comrades. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, at the cost of his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Action Date: January 20, 2007

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team

Division: 25th Infantry Division

Prisoner of War Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

Private Johnathon Miles Millican, United States Army, was captured by Armed Iraqi gunmen on 20 January 2007, while serving with the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and was executed the same day while being held as a Prisoner of War.

Action Date: January 20, 2007 - January 20, 2007

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Division: Prisoner of War (Iraq)