Kaneohe Marine Dies Weeks Before Return Home

Lance Cpl. Ryan Miller
Lance Cpl. Ryan Miller

Sep 17, 2006 10:48 AM

(KHNL) - A Pearland, Texas family is grieving the loss of their 19 year-old son killed by enemy forces in Iraq.  Lance Cpl. Ryan Miller died Thursday while conducting combat operations.

On Friday other members of his unit were to start heading home to Kaneohe.

Miller was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Miller's hometown newspaper says his parents are both retired Houston police officers and Miller was looking forward to joining the force when he left the Marine Corps.