Private Miller


Members of the Kelley-Phillips American Legion Post in Oriskany Falls and the Johnson City Post of Tennessee combined last week to give World War I soldier James Miller a military honor funeral for his descendants. Miller was killed in France Oct. 5, 1918 and buried there, then reinterred in Deansboro Cemetery in the Town of Kirkland Dec. 22, 1921 to be near his wife. Up until a few years ago, his family had no idea where he was buried. Allen Jackson, historian for King’s Mountain Post in Jonesborough, Tenn., hands Miller’s great-niece Kimberly O’Dell a flag with 48 stars. Pennies were left on his headstone by veterans to show that they visited.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.