Area Soldier Dies In Afghanistan Combat
Cale C. Miller. Courtesy KCTV5 NewsJune 4 By LYNN HORSLEY and STEVE EVERLY, The Kansas City Star A Johnson County man has died of wounds suffered during combat in Afghanistan.Cale C. Miller, 23, an Olathe native, died Thursday in Maiwand, Afghanistan, whenenemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.He served in the 2nd Infantry Division.“Lt. Gov. Colyer and I are profoundly saddened to hear of the loss of Private Miller,” saidGov. Sam Brownback in a statement. “He is a hero and will forever remain in the heartsof the Kansans and the Americans for whom he gave his life serving.”Brownback will issue an order to lower flags in Kansas to half-staff on the day of PrivateMiller’s funeral. Those arrangements are pending.
This is the second Johnson County casualty in Afghanistan in the past week.
Sgt. Mike Knapp, 28, of Overland Park, was killed May 18.Miller was a 2007 graduate of Olathe Northwest High School and attended classes atthe University of Kansas and Baker University.Miller’s brother-in-law, Frank Barden, said Miller spent his whole life in Olathe. Hisparents just recently moved to Overland Park.