CSM Charlie Miller, U.S. Army (Ret) named the 2020 recipient of the BG Robert “Bob” Drolet Service to Veterans award
MADISON COUNTY – The Heart of the Valley YMCA, which operates the Hogan Family YMCA in Madison, honored a local veteran on Veteran’s Day.
CSM Charlie Miller, U.S. Army (Ret) was announced as the 2020 recipient of the BG Robert “Bob” Drolet Service to Veterans award. Born in Greenville, Fla., in 1943, Charlie entered the army in 1961 and completed basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C., and advanced individual training at Ft. Gordon, Ga.
According to the Heart of the Valley YMCA, CSM Miller capped his distinguished career as a trainer and leader serving as the Command Sergeant Major of the Ordnance Missile and Munitions Center and School. CSM Miller was inducted into the U.S. Army Ordnance Hall of Fame Class of 2000 and was recognized for making a positive and significant contribution to the Ordnance Corps.
“Charlie organized a God and Country Community Celebration at Lakewood Baptist Church. He was appointed Chaplain of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1067 and later elected as President of that chapter. He also served as the Chaplain for the Vietnam Wall that Heals that came to Huntsville last year,” stated a release from the YMCA. “Charlie has served on the Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen Board and served as a Board Member of the Redstone Federal Credit Union. He organized a prison ministry for the Decatur Work Release Program and for the Limestone Correctional Facility. He teaches a Wednesday night boys’ class called Boys to Men teaching the commitment of empowerment for boys on their way to manhood. Additionally, he serves as the chairman of trustees and as a deacon of the Lakewood Baptist Church.”
Charlie is married to his wife, Barbara.