November 17, 2019

Heshvan 19, 5780


Col. Jacob Irving Miller


Tishri 22, 5770

December 3, 1918 to October 10, 2009

Jacob Irving Miller was born December 3, 1918 to Nathan and Rose (nee Kifferstein) Miller. He was happily married to Hannah (nee Glaser) Miller for sixty-six years. He had two sons, Michael and Joel, who are medical doctors and three daughters,Trina, Sherrie and Carol, two of which are teachers and one is in food service. He served a short time as Weather Observer, which he enjoyed, and then as Chemical Warfare Officer in the Pacific Theatre of Operation. One of his many wartime stories was that during heavy rainstorms, he and his buddies sat on the ground huddled in their parkas watching a movie. They were unable to see who was wrapped up in the parkas and were always fearful that the person sitting next to them and enjoying the movie was a Japanese soldier.

U.S. Army

Served from March 2, 1942 to March 12, 1978

Post or Auxiliary

Deerfield Beach Post 265

Military Specialty

Chemical Warfare




Amer. Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Victory