Archie Millican

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Archie Dean Millican (born 1922) won a combat valor medal as part of the 825th Tank Destroyer Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. Staying behind after his unit pulled back, he single-handedly disabled two German tanks with a 3" gun normally operated by a two-man team. During the battle he was wounded in the leg.

After returning home, Millican took a job as a welder at coal mines owned by U. S. Steel. He retired in 1984 to his home on Mulga Loop Road.


  • Bryant, Walter (November 12, 2007) "Gunner recalls service, friends from World War II." The Birmingham News