||Edward G. Miller Papers
Miller, Edward G.
||ECU Manuscript Collection
||Papers (1941-1966) including official orders, correspondence, and miscellaneous items.
||0.11 Cubic feet, 76 items ,
consisting of official orders, correspondence, and miscellaneous items.
December 7, 1987, 76 items; Official correspondence file (1941-1966), reflecting naval career of U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941 graduate. Gift of Capt. Edward G. Miller, Falls Church, Virginia.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Edward G. Miller Papers (#541), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Capt. Edward G. Miller
Biographical / Historical Note
Captain Edward G. Miller, a member of the U.S. Naval Class of 1941, served on battleships and destroyers during World War II. Included in his wartime duty was service in the USS WASHINGTON operating in the Atlantic and then reassignment to the USS GHERARDI during the Normandy invasion.
The collection consists primarily of official orders, commendations, and correspondence. Orders (1941-1966) reflect Miller's service in the USS WASHINGTON (1941-1942); USS GHERARDI (1943-1946); USS GYATT (1955); USS ROBERT H. OWENS (1956-1957); USS RALEIGH (1964-1965); and the USS MONROVIA (1966). Other duty included Commander Sixth Fleet (1952), Commander Amphibious Squadron TEN, and Director of the Shipyards Policy Board (1964). Miller's commendations include two Bronze Stars received for duty in France (June 6, 1944) and during the Dominican Republic crisis (April 26-30, 1965).
Official correspondence includes a report from Robert McNamara (1964) concerning the function of the Shipyards Policy Board (1964). Of particular interest are the reports Miller wrote concerning various aspects of the Mediterranean cruise of the USS MONROVIA (1965-1966) and the reasons for the low enlistment in PHIBLANT (1965).
Miscellaneous items include copies of the magazine
Knickerbocker from the USS NEW YORK's Midshipmen's Practice Cruise (1940), the USS WASHINGTON's
Capsule Facts of the Armed Forces--Dominican Republic (1965), and
The Gator--Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (May 21, 1965), which discusses the evacuation of the Dominican Republic and the role of the crew of the USS RALEIGH during that crisis. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings include articles concerning Captain Miller and the USS WASHINGTON. For related materials see O.H. 92.
Card Catalog Entries
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to
help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.
Autograph Entries :
- McNamara, Robert S[trange] 1964
Subject Entries :
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- U.S.--DEPARTMENTS, COMMISSIONS, AGENCIES--Department of the Navy--Shipyards Policy Board
- U.S.--MILITARY--Dominican Republic Crisis, 1965
- U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--20th Century
- U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--Publications--1940, 1942, 1965
- U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--Ships--USS MONROVIA
- U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--Ships--USS RALEIGH
- U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--Ships--USS ROBERT H. OWENS
- U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--Ships--USS WASHINGTON