Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller will be inducted into the Hall of Heroes on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium (Room BH650). Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Miller’s family will participate in the ceremony.
President Barack Obama is expected to present the Medal of Honor to Miller’s family at a ceremony at the White House on Oct. 6, 2010.
On Sept. 9, 2010, the White House announced Miller would be posthumously awarded the nation’s highest military honor for conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty on Jan. 25, 2008.
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Media interested in covering this event should call Army public affairs at 703-697-3447 for escort into the building.