Maj. Lyle Milliman Gives Leon Memorial Day Address
LEON — Major Lyle R. Milliman delivered the annual Memorial Day speech in the town of Leon.
A West Point graduate, Milliman recently assumed the role of US Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo Deputy District Commander. Along with numerous leadership courses, Milliman holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and a masters degree in engineering management. In addition to his degrees, he also holds a professional engineer license in Missouri and a certification as a Project Management Professional.
Milliman’s operational deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom 07 and Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Bronze de Fleury Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Air Assault Badge.
Milliman spoke of the history of Decoration Day/Memorial Day and the ultimate sacrifices made by fallen comrades to protect and preserve freedom.
“The emotion felt due to loss in battle is difficult to discuss or compare to other losses we experience in life,” Milliman said. “Combat losses leave a mark that maintain their impact regardless of the years past.” He concluded with, “Take a moment and reflect on what’s truly important in this world and appreciate it. Because like those honored today, we never know when tomorrow won’t come.”
The Cherry Creek VFW Post 2522 and the South Dayton American Legion Post 1593 gave the 21-gun salute followed by “Taps.”