A photograph of Master Special Officer Craig Miller, 29, an East Bridgewater native, who was the only Secret Service agent to die on September 11, 2001. (Emily J. Reynolds/The Enterprise)
EAST BRIDGEWATER — Craig Miller traveled from his home in the Washington, D.C., area to New York on Sept. 9 after he got a last-minute request to provide security as one of 130 Secret Service officers for the annual United Nations General Assembly, which was to take place Sept. 12.
Miller, who had guarded President George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton, was the only Secret Service agent who was killed in the terrorist attacks.
A married father of four, Miller was two months shy of his 30th birthday when he died.
He was a Boy Scout in East Bridgewater and graduated in 1989 from Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School.
After graduation, he enlisted in the Army for more than four years, serving in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He earned two bronze stars and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Miller later worked as an instructor for the National Rifle Association. He then worked for a private security company before joining the Secret Service and moving to the Washington area.
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