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COD to Dedicate SSG Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center July 6

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By Mike McKissack

College of DuPage will honor Wheaton resident and Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller during a dedication ceremony from 2 to 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, on the west side of the SSG Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), located on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

In addition, the College also will honor former students and alumni who have paid the ultimate sacrifice as firefighters, police officers and military service members with their own memorial inside the HEC.

While this event is free and open to the public, participants are asked to RSVP at

Born in 1983, Miller grew up in Wheaton, Ill., where he attended Wheaton North High School. In 2003, he joined the U.S. Army and spent 18 months completing the training and qualifications required for Special Forces. In 2007, Miller received two Army Commendation Medals for Valor for courage under fire after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan. Miller was killed in action in January 2008 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in October 2010. Click here for more information on Medal of Honor recipient SSG Robert J. Miller.

College of DuPage is also seeking information on former students and alumni who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty as firefighters, police officers and members of the military. If you know of former students or alumni who meets this criteria, please contact Jose Alferez at or (630) 942-2444.

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