Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pilot Also Excelled at Ham Radio

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pilot Also Excelled at Ham Radio

Article excerpt

Diabetes has taken the feeling in John K. Miller's feet and hands. But at 100 years old, his mind is as sharp as ever. His mind and skills with ham radio communications made him more valuable as a civilian than as a soldier during World War II.

Mr. Miller was born on Dec. 18, 1915, in Pittsburgh's Westwood neighborhood. His early interest in amateur radio led to a job selling radio parts, and he was recruited by Keystone Electronics to work in Stamford, Conn.

In 1941, he married Betty Francis, and they had four children: Jack Miller of Green Tree; Janet Miller of Green Tree, with whom he lives; Susan Gaze of Rochester, N.Y.; and Nancy Burrows of Memphis, Tenn.

When he tried to join the military at the beginning of World War II, recruiters told him his work, which involved components used in early sonar, was too important to accept him. …

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