Miller mentions that he joins the Marines rather than be drafted. Miller is first seen at a Marine training camp in North Carolina, along with Roebuck and Polonsky. He then fights the Japanese at Guadacanal, during the final days of the campaign. He then takes part in the attack on Betio, destroying Japanese artillery, taking control of a needed airfield and attacking the enemy HQ. Miller then fights at Saipan during the landing of the American forces and in the attack of Mountain Tapochau, destroyng the artillery of the Japanese. Later, Miller takes part in the bloody Battle of Okinawa, clearing the path to Shuri Castle. Miller's squad then secures Shuri Castle.