|Pfc. Mykel F. Miller
United States Army
KIA 06 September 2007, Afghanistan
Memorial Page Established by- Maria Miller
PFC Mykel F. Miller, 19, was killed in action on September 6, 2007 in the Zabul Province of
Afghanistan while serving his first tour of duty in Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Miller
was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona Army National Guard
Phoenix. Myke graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2006 and shipped out for basic
training shortly afterward. He was then deployed for active duty in January of 2007. He
loved his family dearly and although he leaves behind two much younger brothers, they will
always remember their older brother as his spirit will live on through the many lives he
touched and as they grow up they will hear the stories of the incredible man their big
brother turned out to be. He will be fondly remembered by many people as he was a very
outgoing young man with a big heart and an even bigger personality. Like many young
men, he really enjoyed hanging out with his friends but his number one love was
motorcycles. As an active member of the "Devil Riders" club, he had recently purchased
his first motorcycle, and although Myke will never get to take a ride on that new bike, we are
sure he is burning up the highway in heaven. A passion for two wheels and speed is one of
the things that helped him stay focused while he fought a hard battle that ultimately took his
life. While in the military, he had the opportunity to assist in some surgical procedures in the
battlefield and had realized that he would like to pursue a medical career once he returned
home. We are so proud of Mykel as he "lived" more in nineteen years than many people do
in a lifetime. He approached every situation with iron will determination and a great sense of
humor. Mykel will be greatly missed by all his family and friends but remembered as a
patriot and hero. Mykel is survived by his parents David & Maria Miller; brothers
Christopher John ("CJ") and Jacob Miller.
June 30, 2017
Hey Myke I've been thinking about Sept 6. I wish I could have changed it. I go thru my head
so much lately. I miss you brother.
December 01, 2016
Nothing gets easier I think of you everyday. Miss you brother!
May 23, 2014
COL James Bramble
My thoughts and prayers are extended to the family of PFC Mykel Miller, who proudly
served as an outstanding member of the Qalat Provincial Reconstruction Team, Zabul
Province, Afghanistan. His meritorious service and ultimate sacrifice reflect the highest
tribute of the Army Values.
Sept. 6, 2012
Five years ago today, God took you from us as he had bigger plans for you. I think about
you often and to this day still wear your name on a bracelet. You will be forever missed. --
May 15, 2012
Hector R. Rivera
In honor of our fallen hero, the Mykel F. Miller Battalion of the USNSCC was formed on
February 12, 2012. The NSCC is a youth organization sponsored by the US Navy with
youth from 10-18 years of age. Feel free to contact us at 480-734-0405.
LTjg Hector R. Rivera
November 11, 2011
Honoring our soldiers this Veterans Day....
I remember Mykel as a young boy. Full of energy, had the biggest smile for everyone, and
admired and loved his mother with much passion. All the sacrifices you made for your son
Maria gave him a wonderful and happy life, filled with love and laughter. Mykel defines
hope, courage and the ability to believe in something. He was the epitome of an honorable
man - feeling secure enough to not have to prove anything to anybody, but giving up
everything to fight for what he believes in. If there was one thing I could say to Mykel, it
would be thank you. Thank you for your bravery and your unselfish act of protecting our
nation and doing a job so many of us could not imagine doing. For that you are immortal
and will always be remembered. Thinking of the beautiful Miller family today...with love,
September 06, 2011
I want to express my love, respect, and admiration for all of Mykel Miller's family and
friends. 6 Sep 2011-Dave Albanese
August 29, 2011
Today while I was driving to work in Chandler, AZ I came across a bumper sticker on
someone's back windshield that said RIP Mykel Miller. I wanted to find out about the
Arizonan who lost his life defending my freedom and I came across this website. I didn't
know Mykel, and only heard of his name on 08/29/11, but my compassion and undying
gratitude go out to this young man for protecting Arizona and ultimately my family.
March 18, 2011
SSgt Jeffrey Barney
Mykel, It's been a few years now, but I still think about you. I wish that I could have known
you better. I only knew you from the start of our deployment. You were a great kid. I know
you're in a better place and looking down on the rest of us. I pray for your family because I
know they miss you. You are missed.
September 19, 2010
mykel was one special kid we grew up together ill always remember the days of us fishing
in the lake between where we lived or us riding bikes around the neighborhood i got a
tattoo on the right side of my chest that says r.i.p. p.f.c mykel miller to always remember
what a good person he was
September 07, 2010
I finally realized at Nathan Martin's memorial that it was the third anniversary of your son's
loss also. I am very sorry for your loss. Mykel Miller must have been very special to his
parents. Only time, his memories and faith in God can ease the void you must feel. In a way I
begin to know him too, and Nathan and other fallen heroes, from the memorials as I see the
pride in your faces and hear your comments about your son. It was too early for him to go.
They are still kids! Yet by his sacrifice your son did more in his 19 years than most men
would do in a lifetime. His parents and his brothers must be extremely proud of him, and so
are we. Thank you for giving him to us. - Ernest - Piestewa Memorial Committee
September 06, 2010
1SG Donald Robertson
To the family, friends, loved ones and Soldiers that had the honor to know and serve with
Mykel Miller. His sacrifice to this nation is still remembered and will never be forgotten.
September 6, 2009
1SG Donald Robertson
My prayers and heart still goes out to the family, friends and love ones of PFC Mykel Miller.
Let us all rejoice and honor his bravery and sacrifice that he gave for all of us. He is truly a
hero that will forever be in my heart and his sacrifice to this Nation, Citizens and fellow
Soldiers will never be forgotten.
1SG Donald Robertson
What a fine young gentleman you two had. David, I am so grateful to you. You made my
nephew happy and proud. He got to experience what a real father is before he went to
heaven. Chona, my dearest sister, you sacrificed so much to raise him. Mykel realized this
as he became a man. What an incredible job you did. I know that time heals all wounds, pain
and sorrow. Please know that I am here for you. I love you guys very much as I did "Chito".
Jimme Marasigan (Frisco, TX)
We had the honor of knowing Mykel for many years.. he was an awesome young
man,always ready with a hug. He always had time for you. His smile would light up the
room...He will be missed but never forgotten..thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice for
our freedom..you are a Hero..Dave,Maria,Jacob and CJ
our thoughts and prayers are with you.
love Pete,Ana, Mikaela and Nicolas Ellefson
Peter Ellefson (Gold Canyon, AZ)
Myke you were the little brother I never had.I so glad we got to spend the last 9 months
together.I know your smiling down on us right now and doing some crazy dance.All I can
say is I wonder who you'd be today.God Bless you my friend love you with all my heart I will
never forget you your a hero and will be till the day I die.
SPC.Alejandro Morga (Wellton, AZ)
Our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this Fallen Hero. We thank
you for your sacrifice, we are a grateful nation. May your pain be tempered in the
knowledge that Mykel is a True American Hero and he will Never be Forgotten.
Our son not only served with Mykel in the same unit, but also became a friend of Mykel's.
He and everyone else in their unit are shaken by his passing but determined to do their
missions in his honor.
Stand down, Pfc Mykel F. Miller, your mission is now complete, may you rest in Honored,
Craig and Cindy Creed (Mesa, AZ)
Mykie you touched my heart the day I met you. You truly have the smile that lights up the
world. I am so proud of you. Now I have my own angel in heaven.
Sue (Wolcott, CT)
Mykel, You were my little brother and miss you and love you. I know your in heaven looking
down at us.
You are my hero!!
SGT Justin Seisinger (Mesa, AZ)
Wow, I remember you from when you lived at Joshua Tree, the BBQ's we had, throwing you
into the pool, playing football, etc.
Thanks for your service and your sacrifice. You have done us proud!!!! My deepest
sympathies to your mom and the rest of your family. My prayers are with you.
Jay Hall (Scottsdale, AZ)
In my 22 years, I have never met anyone like Myke, and I know that I never will again. He
touched my life in such a short time so much more than most people ever will. While I miss
him so much, every day, and while it hurts so much, I am forever grateful for the time I knew
him. Thank you all for shaping him into the brave, wonderful man that he was. He spoke of
you all often and with such fondness...especially his mom, dad and brothers. I know that I
will see him again. That and patience will be enough, because I know that God had bigger
plans for him.
With all Love and respect,
Shavonne Burnett (Metropolis, IL)
David and Maria, As a mother of a soldier currently serving, I can not imagine how you are
feeling. My love and heartfelt prayers are with you. Hold onto your beautiful little babies and
let them give you strength at this time. God Bless you. Max & Teresa Lawler
Teresa Lawler (Gilbert, AZ)
Chona and David,
Heartfelt condolences! Even though miles separated us and we didn't get to know Myke as
well as we should have or would have liked, we think of you and him often. He was a young
man of CHARACTER and much of that he developed because of you two. We have regrets
for not being there... We are so sorry!
Rosario and John McArtor (Palatine, IL)
David and Maria,
I can't tell you how sad I feel for you. We have talked about the fact we have our sons in the
Military. Please know that you are in ALL my thoughts and prayers. God Speed.
Karen (Eli) James (Chandler, AZ)
I met Mykel fondly called by "Chito" by my dear friend Jimme and his family when he was
just a little boy. Though I didn't get a chance to know him as he moved with his mother to
Arizona shortly after, I know that he was loved and cared for by his family. I still remember
his loving face and as a parent myself, I can only imagine how difficult this loss is for his
family especially his mother Maria. My thoughts and prayers are for him and his family.
Rehan Syed (Milwaukee, WI)
Throughout Myke's childhood, he never had a father until he met David Miller who he
adored and cherished. Dave supported him financially and emotionally without any
expectations of anything in return. God bless you Dave and Maria!
Esther Moore (Phoenix, AZ)
Dave and Maria, What a beautiful tribute to a fine young man. We are so lucky to have had
the chance to be in his company, and see the laughter and joy he brought to others. Much
love to you during these days ahead, and know our door is always open if you need
anything. Love, Pat and Susan Parenti
susan parenti (chandler, AZ)
|PFC Miller and Proud Mother