His citation reads:
For conspicuous intrepidity and gallantry in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. First Lt. Miller, Infantry, Company A, was serving as a platoon leader at night when his company ambushed a hostile force infiltrating from Cambodian sanctuaries. After contact with the enemy was broken, 1st Lt. Miller led a reconnaissance patrol from their prepared positions through the early evening darkness and dense tropical growth to search the area for enemy casualties. As the group advanced they were suddenly attacked. First Lt. Miller was seriously wounded. However, the group fought back with telling effect on the hostile force. An enemy grenade was thrown into the midst of the friendly patrol group and all took cover except 1st Lt. Miller who in the dim light located the grenade and threw himself on it, absorbing the force of the explosion with his body. His action saved nearby members of his patrol from almost certain serious injury. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by this officer were an inspiration to his comrades and are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.
Jerry St. Amand
Served under you in Bravo Company
Gary died in my arms. I corresponded with his wife during my tour of duty and then later, after I returned home. After a while, we lost contact. I'd like to make contact again.
Gary along with Charles "Tommy" Cooke and Gary Burks attended the same church and went through school together in Covington, Virginia. Gary Burks was the first one to die in Vietnam while serving with the US Marines. Tommy Cooke was next to give the ultimate sacrifice. Gary Miller and I were present for Tommy's funeral. At that time, Gary told me how he longed for a platoon. He was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and I had just returned from my tour overseas. Gary got his wish. His love for his men and devotion to duty are encapsulated within the wording of the citation that accompanied his posthumous awarding of the Medal of Honor. Gary loved his Lord and his family and friends.
SGT James Bohn
CO A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry
Gary, I was there in that ambush, the night you died. Know always that your men loved you and that those men and their families will be forever grateful for your sacrifice. I remember you and honor your sacrifice by speaking your name publicly every Memorial Day. Rest in peace.
Gary Lee. I miss you. You were always a hero to me and I will never forget what you did when I was a child. You were my favorite cousin and I will never forget you.