Errol Milliard

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Private Errol Milliard

Errol "Elijah" Duran Aster Milliard (born c. 1995; died July 4, 2013 in Shewan, Afghanistan) was a combat engineer with the 595th Sapper Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade serving in Operation Enduring Freedom.

After relocating to Birmingham from Brooklyn, New York, Milliard graduated from Carver High School in 2012 and enlisted in the Army. He was stationed to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for training and deployed from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico for active duty in Afghanistan in February 2013.

Milliard, a second-rank private, died from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by rocket-propelled grenade on July 4. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and the rank of Private First Class for his honorable service and sacrifice. He was survived by his grandmparents and several cousins.

References

  • Stein, Kelsey (July 8, 2013) "Birmingham soldier, 18, killed in Afghanistan was charismatic, a tremendous leader, former teacher says." The Birmingham News