Lt. Col. Allen (Red) Terry MillerLT. COL. ALLEN (RED) TERRY MILLER Lt. Col. Allen (Red) Terry Miller, (ret), died on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Hospice Hawaii Kailua House in Kailua. A. T. was born to Elsie Rosenzweig Miller and Frederick Edgar Miller in Spokane, WA on July 21, 1919. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1937, from Spokane Junior College in 1939, and from University (College) of Puget Sound in 1941. He joined the US Army Air Corps in 1942 and became a pilot of the B-24 Liberator. He flew out of Adak Island in the Aleutians and was interned as a prisoner of war by the Soviet Union after an emergency landing in Siberia in 1943. In his 30-year USAF career he served as a military intelligence officer in the Korean War, flew military aircraft across the North Atlantic, performed top-secret assignments at the Pentagon and at CINCPAC at Camp Smith in Aiea. A.T. married Eleanor Thompson in 1949. They grew to love Hawaii during his tour of duty, retired here in 1972, and built their dream house on Kailua Beach. After Eleanor's long illness and death, he married Hope Morley Gray and enjoyed a 25-year union, living in Kailua and traveling the world. He and Hope were active community volunteers and helped create the Kawainui Marsh Preserve and the Windward Senior Day Care Center. In addition A.T. was a strong supporter of the Windward Arts Council, Windward Reader's Theatre, Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College, Kailua Library and Kailua Historical Society. A pianist and singer, A.T. was a long-time choir member at Kailua United Methodist Church and organized the music programs at the Pohai Nani Retirement Community, where he lived after Hope's death. He was a contributor to, and honored as a "Living Legend" at, the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. A.T. is survived by his daughter Anne Miller Wotring (Tom) of Bethesda, MD, son Noel Miller (Amy) of Seattle, WA, son Allen, Jr (Maureen) of Olympia, WA, son Morley Gray (Linda) of Kailua, daughter Laura Gray (Larry) of Punaluu, and daughter Merry Gray of Waimanalo. In addition he is survived by twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family extends a special mahalo to Laura and his hanai daughter, Diane Deschamps, for their aloha and care for A.T. during his final year. Friends and family are invited to memorial celebrations at Kailua United Methodist Church on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2pm and/or at Pohai Nani Retirement Community in Kaneohe on Saturday, October 11 at 10am. A.T. donated his body to the University of Hawaii Medical Center, and his inurnment will occur at Punchbowl National Cemetery sometime in 2015. In lieu of flowers, please enjoy and cultivate classical music and support hospice in your community.
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