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Salute to Service: Maj. Miller profiled on CNN

Posted by on November 8, 2014 – 4:00 pm


He’d tell you different if you asked him, but Army Major Patrick Miller is a hero.

A Buffalo native and Bills fan, Miller was shot at point blank range in the abdomen on April 2, 2014 at Fort Hood when a fellow soldier went on a shooting spree, killing three people and injuring 16 others before killing himself. While still wounded, Miller took charge, gathering a group of people in an office while in the line of fire, ultimately protecting his fellow soldiers and civilians.

Supporting the military is part of the fabric of the NFL and the Buffalo Bills, from founding owner Ralph Wilson’s naval service to today. This support takes place both at home and abroad, with NFL players and coaches traveling overseas to salute the troops, as well as with team recognition of our servicemen and women through the Salute to Service campaign.

Upon returning home to Western New York earlier this year, Miller was joined by his wife in an on-field recognition of his service before the fourth quarter of the Bills-Dolphins game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Through its long standing partnerships and support from our 32 teams, the NFL and the Buffalo Bills take pride in supporting military personnel and remains committed to raising awareness for the sacrifices they make on our behalf.

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