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Baxter Miller entered the Life Saving Service in 1890 at the age of seventeen and retired after thirty years service in 1921. During his career he assisted in saving over 300 lives and was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honor for Lifesaving, the Gold Medal and a Silver Medal from the United States government, and a silver watch from the German government for helping in the rescue of their men from the BREWSTER.
Born in Avon, North Carolina in 1871, Baxter Benjamin Miller entered the Life Saving Service in 1890 and retired after 30 years of service in 1921. Credited with saving over 300 lives during his career, Miller was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honor for Lifesaving, a Gold Medal from the US Government and silver watch from the German Government for rescue of the steampship BREWSTER, and a medal for the resuscitation of a man in 1911. Miller was also involved, on his last day of service in 1921, with the boarding party on the ghost ship, CARROLL A. DEERING.