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Arkansan Who Served on JFK's Military Honor Guard Dies

DECEMBER 8, 2006 - Posted at 8:04 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - An Arkansan who was a member of the military honor guard that escorted President John F. Kennedy's body from Texas to Washington in 1963 is dead at the age of 77.  Orville C. "Chuck" Miller died Wednesday at Little Rock.

Miller was among those who greeted Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy when they arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, for a political trip.  The president and first lady were in a motorcade in Dallas on November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was assasinated.

Miller enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1945 when he was 16.  At age 31, he became the youngest chief master sergeant in the Air Force.  Miller served 23 years in the military.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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