Medal of Honor White House ceremony

By D. Myles CullenOctober 7, 2010

Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver speaks with Maureen Miller, the mother of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, following a Medal of Honor Ceremony for her son at the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010.  Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
1 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver speaks with Maureen Miller, the mother of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, following a Medal of Honor Ceremony for her son at the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
The parents of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil and mother Maureen Miller - wait in the Blue Room of the White House before the President posthumously awards their son the Medal of Honor on Oct. 6, 2010.
2 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The parents of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil and mother Maureen Miller - wait in the Blue Room of the White House before the President posthumously awards their son the Medal of Honor on Oct. 6, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sisters of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - Patricia and Therese - wait with their niece, Lynn Silosky, in the Blue Room of the White House before their  brother is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor from the President of the United States on Oct. 6, 2010.
3 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sisters of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - Patricia and Therese - wait with their niece, Lynn Silosky, in the Blue Room of the White House before their brother is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor from the President of the United States on Oct. 6, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen talks with the parent's of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil, and mother Maureen Miller - Oct. 6, 2010, before the ceremony that will involve the President posthumously awarding their son the Medal of Honor in Washington D.C.
4 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen talks with the parent's of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil, and mother Maureen Miller - Oct. 6, 2010, before the ceremony that will involve the President posthumously awarding their son the Medal of Honor in Washington D.C. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
People await the start of the Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2010. The Medal was posthumously awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller for his actions in Afghanistan on Jan. 25, 2008, after displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor, eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
5 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – People await the start of the Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2010. The Medal was posthumously awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller for his actions in Afghanistan on Jan. 25, 2008, after displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor, eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama addresses the audience during a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010.  Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
6 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama addresses the audience during a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama addresses the audience during a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010.  Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
7 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama addresses the audience during a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama addresses the audience during a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010.  Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
8 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama addresses the audience during a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michele Obama walk leave the East Room of the White House following a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
9 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michele Obama walk leave the East Room of the White House following a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.  leaves the East Room of the White House following a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
10 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. leaves the East Room of the White House following a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama thanks U.S. Army Green Beret members who were in the same unit as Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller at the ceremony for Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010.  Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
11 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama thanks U.S. Army Green Beret members who were in the same unit as Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller at the ceremony for Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the parents of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil, and mother Maureen Miller - Oct. 6, 2010, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
12 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the parents of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil, and mother Maureen Miller - Oct. 6, 2010, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the parents of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil and mother Maureen Miller - Oct. 6, 2010, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
13 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the parents of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil and mother Maureen Miller - Oct. 6, 2010, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the parents of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil and mother Maureen Miller - Oct. 6, 2010, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
14 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the parents of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller - father Phil and mother Maureen Miller - Oct. 6, 2010, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Family members of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller leave the White House following a Medal of Honor ceremony for Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010.  Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
15 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Family members of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller leave the White House following a Medal of Honor ceremony for Miller in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Army member reads the Medal of Honor citation for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller following a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010.  Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers.
16 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Army member reads the Medal of Honor citation for Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller following a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010. Miller was posthumously awarded the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
The family of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller arrive at the White House in Washington, D.C., to attend the Medal of Honor ceremony that is being posthumously awarded to Miller on Oct. 6, 2010.
17 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The family of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller arrive at the White House in Washington, D.C., to attend the Medal of Honor ceremony that is being posthumously awarded to Miller on Oct. 6, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL