A soldier with ties to Harrisburg has been awarded the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor.
Robert Miller was an Army Green Beret, born in Harrisburg in 1983. Miller grew up in Illinois and was killed in Afghanistan in 2008.
President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Miller's parents Wednesday. Miller advanced into enemy fire, sacrificing his own life to save those of his fellow American and Afghan soldiers.
He kept fighting even after being wounded. Obama said what Miller did was “extraordinary.”
“One of his teammates surely spoke for all of them when he said of Rob, 'I would not be alive today if not for his ultimate sacrifice,” Obama said.
Obama added that Miller was “born to lead.”