Marshall Miller - Private

Rank: Private
Date Of Birth: Feb 13, 1888
Date Of Death: Oct 10, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Creston, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (South Panel)
Class Year: 1916
Service Branch: Army
ISU Major: Agronomy


Civilian Life

Marshall Philo Miller graduated from Iowa State College in 1916 with a degree in Agronomy. He was known as a conscientious student who earned the respect and confidence of his associates. After graduation, Miller became a teacher. He spent one year teaching in Mason City, and was teaching in Osceola when he was called for service. 

Military Career

Private Miller reported to Camp Dodge in February 1918, and was transferred to Camp Logan, Texas. He was shipped to France in June 1918 where he served with Company D of the 31st Infantry, 33rd Division. He was sent to the front lines of the Western Front near the Argonne Forrest in northeast France where he saw action from August 9, until his death on 10 October 1918.* The February 1919 issue of The Alumnus had this to say about Miller, "In making the supreme sacrifice, he measured up to the highest qualities of manhood and citizenship."

*Some records place Miller's death on 10 November 1918.