James Miner

Jan 16th 12:15 pm - 12:15 pm
US Army
Vietnam War Veteran
MRC - Jim Anderson



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Retired Military 

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United States Army 

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Lt Colonel (LTC) James F. Miner, US Army, entered the Army on December 1, 1959 and was honorably discharged on April 30, 1983. During his career, he served as a Transportation Management Officer and as a Supply and Service Management Officer. During the Vietnam War he served two tours of duty. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Silver and 1 Bronze Service Star, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. 


Vietnam War (1962 - 1975)

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Inurnment Service 

Obituary Text 

LT. Colonel (LTC) James F. Miner, US Army retired, passed away December 13, 2019 at the age of 82. He passed away on the same day as his son Jay's birthday who passed away and was given full Naval honors in 1994.

LTC Miner was struck by a car while crossing a street on September 24, 2019 and had been hospitalized with multiple fractures and compound fractures as a result of the accident. He had just been moved to a new nursing facility the day before he passed away. When facility medical personnel went to check on him, he was not breathing and could not be revived.

He is survived by his son Paul Miner, his daughter Lynne Miner, his ex-wife Nancy Miner, grandchildren: Robert Miner, Joel Miner, Chris Herring and Kate Herring. His great grandchildren are Bubba Miner and Erin Miner and his great great grandchild is Alexander Miner. All 5 generations were joyfully gathered together last Christmas.

LTC Miner selflessly served his country as a US Army Officer for 22 years. With the same love and dedication, he was devoted to his family, church, American Legion, neighbors, and friends. Every Christmas Eve, he baked cookies and, with his grandchildren, delivered them to local Dallas Fire Stations. He will be missed by many whose lives he touched. 

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Part 1



Inurnment Service 

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Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

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2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211 

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Part 1 Details 

The family of James F. Miner has requested the Patriot Guard Riders of North Texas to stand the flag line at DFW National Cemetery. The Inurnment Service is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 2020, 13:00, at Committal Shelter D.

Prior to the riders briefing at the Visitor Center, up to four honor bikes will be asked to accompany the family vehicle to Committal Shelter D. After the riders briefing, the PGR will "Stand Tall and Silent" on the flag line in honor of an American Hero, LTC James F. Miner, US Army, his family, and friends. Upon conclusion of the Inurnment Service, the flags will be furled and returned to the support vehicle, followed by rider debrief and dismissal. 


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