Like his father, grandfather and great grandfather, Robert Mills fought for his country in both "hot" and "cold" wars. Mills joined the Army in 1973 at the age of nineteen. He served in Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War. But it was during the "cold war" on the East German border that his life was in even more peril. Mills received the equivelent of the German Medal Of Honor for helping East German families accross the border, but the death of a child from a land mine was something he couldn't forget.
At the age of seventeen, Mills' son, Robert Lee Mills the third continued the family military tradition by joining the Navy. He served two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf.
On December 23rd, 2001, while on leave for the Christmas holidays, he was killed in an auto accident just two blocks from home. More than eighty sailors and pilots from his ship, the USS Constellation attended his funeral.
Robert Mills continues to serve his country as Commander of the East Texas Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. He is determined to grow the chapter and to help veterans get their full benefits. For more information call him at 903-520;1313.
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