A Fort Carson soldier who lost a long fight for life, was remembered by hundreds Wednesday. Friends say Sergeant Mikeal Miller was always known as a fighter.
The song “Amazing Grace” was played Wednesday for a solider who had plenty of it.
"There was no dissuading him from doing what was the right call, and that was the thing that identified him as a man and soldier,” said Staff Sergeant Josh Braly.
Braly, along with hundreds of others, memorialized SGT Mikeal Miller Wednesday, a man of 22, and a soldier his platoon counted on to be the toughest of fighters.
"He was 6’ 2’’ 220. There was no dodging him," Braly said.
Miller dreamed of home and starting a family until shrapnel from a roadside bomb critically wounded him last July. At the time he had about 6 months left in what he planned would be his last tour with the Army.
"With as hard-headed as he was, I didn’t have a doubt in my mind that he would pull through,” said his friend, Sergeant Jeff Sanders.
Miller fought for his future until he slipped away in January.
For friends his loss is great, but what he leaves behind is greater: a shining a shining example of courage, grit and loyalty.
"I cant think of many much better than Mike Miller," Braly said.
SGT Miller leaves behind his wife Megan, his mother and father and three brothers.