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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, 1968.

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 Geraldine.

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.


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