Soldier killed in Grafenwöhr identified
The 16th Sustainment Brigade soldier who was killed in a training accident Monday has been identified, the Army said Wednesday.
Pfc. Seth Miller died after being pinned between two palletized loading system trucks following a 5 p.m. vehicle accident at the Joint Multinational Training Command in the Grafenwöhr Training Area, according to a news release issued by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.
Miller was taken to the Vilseck Troop Medical Clinic and then evacuated by air to the Amberg Klinikum. He was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. The incident is under investigation, the release said.
An ammunition specialist with the 23rd Ordnance Company out of Grafenwöhr, Miller, 27, was a native of Visalia, Calif.
After growing up in Visalia, Miller moved to Illinois before joining the Army last year, the Fresno (Calif.) Bee reported.
Miller’s brother Jeremy, 25, told the Bee that his older sibling was a leader who “always stood up for everyone,” and was proud his brother died serving his country.
“The fact that he left on a high means a lot to us,” Jeremy Miller said.
In addition to his brother, Seth Miller is survived by his mother, Joy Costa; brother, Marty, 23; twin sister Michaela, 27, all in Illinois; and father Gordon Miller of Sacramento, according to the Bee.
A memorial ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Tower Theater in Grafenwöhr. Miller will be posthumously promoted to specialist and awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the release said.
Miller is to be buried next week at the Danville National Cemetery in Illinois, the Bee reported.