Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.

Born: February 24, 1918

Died: November 18, 2000

Married: Mary Genobles

Children: Peter, Ursula

Hubert G. Miller was an American bobsledder who competed in the 1950s. He won a gold medal in the four-man event at the 1953 FIBT World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Competing in two Winter Olympics, Miller earned his best finish of ninth in the four-man event at Oslo in 1952.

Miller also served in the United States Army in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He received Distinguished Service Cross during the Battle of Normandy (D-Day) for extraordinary heroism in 1944 while in the infantry. Miller earned a law degree from Albany Law School, joining the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) in 1953. He would rise to the rank of colonel during the Vietnam War, retiring in 1975 at that rank. 1

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 20, 1961

Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Recent announcement of the promotion to Lieutenant Colonel of Major Hubert G. Miller, a native of Saranac Lake, has been made by the Department of the Army. Col. Miller is assigned to the Military Justice Division, Office of The Judge Advocate General, in Washington, D. C.

Col. Miller, the son of Mrs. Bertha Miller, 10 Helen Street, and the late Lionel F. Miller, is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, attended St. Lawrence University, and received his law degree from Albany Law School in 1941. He enlisted in the Army in 1942, served in the Infantry during World War II, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star for valor and the Purple Heart.

Following World War II, Col. Miller resided in Saranac Lake where he engaged in the practice of law. He served as supervisor of the Town of Harrietstown during 1948 and 1949. An active bobsledder, he was a member of the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Teams, and in 1953 was brakeman on the U. S. Team which won the World's Championships in Garmisch, Germany.

Col. Miller was recalled to active duty after the outbreak of the Korean War, and has been stationed overseas in Germany, France, and Korea. His stateside assignments include service on the staff and faculty of the Judge Advocate General's School at the University of Virginia. A qualified paratrooper, Col. Miller has also served as assistant staff judge advocate of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ken.

Col. Miller, his wife, the former Mary Genobles of Spartanburg, S. C, and their children, Peter and, Ursula, are presently residing in Alexandria, Va.



1. This text is from the Wikipedia article on Hubert Miller