Saratoga Springs HS Graduate Dies In Afghanistan
Army Soldier David Taylor Miller Killed By Suicide Bomber
SARATOGA SPRINGS - David Taylor Miller, a 19-year-old local soldier serving with the U.S. Army, was killed by a suicide bombing on Monday, June 21, 2010 when he and another soldier were on security check points in the province of Kunar in Afghanistan. His family was notified of his death the following morning.
Miller, known as "Taylor" to his friends and family, graduated Saratoga Springs High School in 2009. Miller had moved to Saratoga Springs from Amherst, VA in his sophomore year. He played varsity football at Saratoga Springs High School for two years. The son of a Marine, Miller chose to join the military in July 2009, following his graduation last spring. He was deployed to Afghanistan in April 2010.
The Saratogian reports that Miller was a marksman with the 101st Airborne Division. He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery later this week.
Family, friends and community all mourn the loss of this local hero. This year's 4th of July celebration in Saratoga Springs will be dedicated to Miller.