Choctaw Warrior, PFC Joseph Aaron Miller, of Greeley, CO, graduated with honors on Oct. 4, from the Marine Corp Recruitment Depot in San Diego. He was awarded his promotion to PFC meritoriously and was one of only six Platoon “Honormen” out of his graduating class of 506 recruits for being his Platoon’s “Guide.”
PFC Miller achieved the unusual accomplishment of maintaining his Guide position for his entire 13-week basic training. He also received his platoon’s High Physical Fitness award, earned a perfect combat score, as well as the title of Rifle Expert. After a short leave, PFC Miller will be reporting to Camp Pendleton for additional advanced training.
PFC Miller is descended from Annie Scott, a Trail of Tears survivor, and the Beard family of LeFlore County on his father’s side and Eva Brashears, a Trail of Tears survivor, and Supreme Judge Joel Everidge on his mother’s side. His parents are Matthew “Scott” Miller and Rebecca “Beckie” Sue Davis Miller.