Wesley Michael Miller – US Army SSG, Awarded Purple Heart Posthumously, Blog of Shame


06/19/2016 by

“I see dead people.” – The Sixth Sense

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Wesley Michael Miller was a Staff Sergeant (SSG) that served in the U.S. Army.

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Although Miller claims on his LinkedIn and his Facebook page that he’s currently in the U.S. Army, it appears that he got out on 20 June 2014. The profiles may not have been updated.

[NOTE: Miller’s Facebook page is jointly share with his wife.]

In April 2016, a post that appeared to be from Miller’s wife announced on their Facebook page that Wesley would be receiving the Purple Heart award.


This was complemented with a letter dated 18 April 2016 designating the award for 07 February 2009…

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Posthumously?  There were congratulations followed by a post from Wesley himself, which would be ironic since the award was designated as posthumously (occurring after death).


Something didn’t sound right so Miller’s official military records were ordered.

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Miller’s story is plausible as far as his active duty claims in relation to the Purple Heart award and letter — but posthumously?  How could an admin clerk get that so horribly wrong? Another possibility is that the person writing the letter did not understand the meaning of the word ‘posthumously’ when they perhaps transcribed it from another official letter. Several US Army personnel that examined the letter in the photo believed it to be a fake.

Also, why wouldn’t the Purple Heart award appear on Miller’s DD-214?  It is entirely possible that his DD-215 has not caught up to his records yet, especially if he petitioned for the Purple Heart years later. If that is the case, why not just post the actual award instead of a letter announcing it?

The letter that is titled “Permanent Orders 102-15” is signed by ‘Walter Avery, Chief Promulgation Team’. Walter Avery appears to be an actual person as evidenced by his LinkedIn account.

We at Military Phony have also seen wives “posting” on behalf of their husbands many times. It allows for plausible deniability when the feces hits the proverbial fan in that the husband will say that his wife posted claims without his knowledge. In any case, if married couples share a joint banking account, they are both responsible for the transactions and we don’t view this situation any differently. Since they share a joint Facebook account, this may come into play but Wesley clearly posted when he spoke of his wife.

All posts about Wesley Miller’s Purple Heart that were once on the Miller’s Facebook page have since been removed.

If everything is legitimate as far as Wesley Milller’s Purple Heart award, we suggest to him that he come back from the dead and get his paperwork straightened out because none of this adds up at all.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/_/500055796 (no longer works)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/millboy59
(no longer works)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wesleynicolemiller (shared with wife)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicoleakin (another shared with wife, appears to be an older account)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesley-miller-5324a031

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This Ain’t Hell: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=66432



3 thoughts on “Wesley Michael Miller – US Army SSG, Awarded Purple Heart Posthumously, Blog of Shame

  1. […] folks at Military Phony sent us their work on this Wesley Miller fellow. He was genuinely in the Army for nearly nine years […]

  2. arhauptiii says:

    You should read his excuse for this cheap on TAH- it’s hilariously bad.

  3. arhauptiii says:

    For the record, here’s his “excuse” for this: Here I am, Wesley Miller, and I am going to explain all of this. First, I have a 15 year old son that has a hard time understanding how things can easily be taken off the internet and used against you, misconstrued because things read wrong. So in a study to show him how things can be costly and how easy things can be taken off certain pages and used against you, I did this.
    I know this wasn’t probably the right thing to do, because I have nothing but the utmost respect for individuals from all branches wounded or killed in action. My heart breaks for their families and them individually each day. I do apologize for using something so meaningful to prove a point to my son, didn’t think it would be taken this far out of context. The things everyone is pointing out, those things were done on purpose. I found an orders letter on the internet signed by these individuals and turned it into my own. Unfortunately the lesson learned by my son, is costing me and my family.
    I am truly sorry for this, didn’t mean any harm and didn’t want to make it seem like I was truly “stolen valor.” I did my time, proud of my time, don’t take it for granted, but I am not a soldier anymore, I am a father and a husband.
    This was a valuable lesson not only for my son, but more importantly for me and for that I am sorry.

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