MOUNTAIN HOME HIGH SCHOOL
60'S ERA CLASSES
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The lava rock fireplace at Carl Miller Park in the middle of town - A Mountain Home icon. There isn't a person who attended school in Mountain Home who hasn't climbed on it at some stage of their life. A bunch of us climbed up on the wall at the 1994 or 2000 reunion and darn near killed ourselves jumping off.
CARL A. MILLER
Carl A. Miller of Mountain Home, was one of the boys who made the
"supreme sacrifice" in the great world war. He left Mountain Home June
24, 1918 as captain of the contingent that entrained that day. He was at
A letter from his captain in
Mrs. Miller: It is with sorrow,
yet again it gives me pleasure to tell you that your son died a hero, in
attempting to rescue a fallen comrade, after three other men of our company had
been wounded trying the same. Carl had been with us a short time and I had
detailed him as a stretcher bearer. He was faithfully executing his duty, when
instantly killed September 28, 1918.
"I myself was wounded
September 28 and the lieutenant commanding the company at that time has given me
all the details" and has also sent recommendations to the general about
Carl's bravery in action.
All soldiers of the A. E. F. who
died here are now buried in the same cemetery and each grave definitely marked,
so that there will be no trouble in identifying and sending back home the bodies
of those who paid the "supreme price."
On September 28 we were fighting
I am very truly yours,
Capt. Joseph P. Cornell
Carl was born at Agalalla, Keith County, Nebraska, March 11, 1896. He was the
son of Adam and Anna Guy Miller. He graduated from the
Wino 1975 at a camping trip he arranged in 1975 - Wino and his "Drinking Hat." - Wino & Tom ready for a night on the town
Sandy, Barbara, Wino, Marsha & Suzanne
Left - Julie D. & Judy T.
Virgil, Tom & Wino Christmas vacation 1964 - Rick R. in the Naval Reserve
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