Seth Lewis


Seth Lewis


Senator Lewis Passes Resolution Designating Portion of Rt. 38 as U.S. Army SSG Robert J. Miller Memorial Highway


State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) honored U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert H. Miller on May 25 with the Senate’s passage of House Joint Resolution 60, which names a section of Illinois Route 38 (Roosevelt Road) in Wheaton in the fallen soldier’s honor. Specifically, the section of Rt. 38 in Wheaton between County Farm Road and Winfield Road will be known as the “U.S. Army SSG Robert J. Miller Memorial Highway”.

“This exceptional young man lost his life in the line of duty in service to his country, and his sacrifice is deserving of our highest respect and gratitude,” said Lewis. “I am deeply honored to have passed this resolution, ensuring that his bravery and valor will forever be honored and remembered.”

Staff Sergeant Miller was born on October 14, 1983 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was a 2002 graduate of Wheaton North High School. He volunteered for military service and enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 14, 2003 as a Special Forces candidate, graduating from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2005 and earning the coveted Green Beret.

He served during Operation Enduring Freedom and during his deployment he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for his courage in the face of the enemy. He also received the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, the NATO Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Special Forces Tab.

Staff Sergeant Miller was inducted as a Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln, the State’s highest honor, in 2012. His extraordinary valor ultimately saved the lives of seven members of his own team and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism and selflessness.

“Staff Sergeant Miller’s exemplary military service and numerous decorations are a testament to his unwavering dedication and profound love for his country,” said Lewis. “I am deeply honored to help preserve his memory through this road dedication.”

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