MAURICE L. MILLER, BRIGADIER GENERAL, U.S.A.
Assistant Division Commander
15 November 1942 - 27 December 1944
General Miller was born in Oronoco, Minnesota on 19 September 1894, and entered the military service as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1912. He was commissioned into the infantry with the Class of 1916, and commanded a battalion of the 34th Division in combat in France during World War I. Wounded in action near Thiaucourt in October, 1918, he returned to the States in 1919 and instructor duty at his alma mater, West Point.
General Miller served in various stateside and overseas assignments between the wars, including duty at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, where he met then-Colonel Burress, who was serving as Assistant Commandant of the school. General Burress selected General Miller to serve as his Assistant Division Commander from the activation of the Division in November, 1942.
General Miller served as Assistant Division Commander throughout all phases of the Division's predeployment training and preparation, and went overseas with the Division in October of 1944. He helped direct the Division's historic penetration of the German Winter Line in the High Vosges, the pursuit through the Low Vosges, and the initial assault on the Bitche defenses. At the end of December, 1944, severe ill health forced General Miller was forced to relinquish command and return to the States.