In Memory of U.S. Marines Corps Lance Corporal
Arthur Lee Mills
Rapid City, South Dakota, Pennington County
June 25, 1949 – April 12, 1968
Killed in Action in Quan Tri Province, South Vietnam
Arthur Lee Mills was born June 25, 1949, in Pine Ridge, South
Dakota, to Chester and Leatrice Mills. He had three brothers:
Mark, Chester, and John. He also had four sisters: Norma, Joan,
Brenda, and Geraldine. His hometown was Rapid City, South
Dakota. Arthur graduated from Rapid City High in 1967.
Arthur Lee Mills entered the service on July 27, 1967, at
Omaha, Nebraska. He was trained in San Diego, California. Then
he was sent overseas on January 2, 1968. Lance Corporal Arthur
Mills was a radio operator with Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th
Marines, 3rd Marine Division.
Marine Lance Corporal Arthur Mills was killed in action in
the Quan Tri Province of South Vietnam on April 12, 1968. His
body was returned to the United States, and he was buried with
military honors at Black Hills National Cemetery on April 23,
Among his awards was the Purple Heart.
At the time of his death, Arthur Mills was survived by his
parents, Chester and Leatrice Mills; his brothers: Mark,
Chester, and John; and his sisters, Norma, Joan, Brenda, and
This entry was respectfully submitted by Bryan Mawei, 8th
grade, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota, on
September 30, 2005. Information for this entry was provided by
Rapid City Journal 4/16/68 issue and a Vietnam veterans
bonus application. Profile approval by Leatrice Mills.