Army Col. Leonard Miller (Ret.), 63, former director of production and procurement for the U.S. Army Munitions Command in Dover, N.J., died Tuesday at his home in Washington following a stroke.
Col. Miller, a native of New York City and a 1936 graduate of Columbia University, served two tours of duty at the Pentagon, first with the Military Intelligence Division and then as chief of the intelligence office ofr the chief chemical officer.
Col. Miller attended Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kan., after graduating from Columbia and in 1951 he was awarded a master of science degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin.
Col. Miller began his military career in 1941 with the Panama Canal Department. After World War II began he was assigned to the European Theater where he served two tours of duty.
During his time in Europe Col. Miller held assignments with the Chemical Corps of the 8th Air Force, the Allied Expeditionary Force, and then became deputy chief of staff, STAFF G-4 Division, European Theater,
In 1953, the colonel was assigned to the U.S. Army support group in London where he represented the Chemical Corps as U.S. technical representative.
In 1956 he became the deputy commanding officer of Pine Bluff arsenal, Ark. He became commanding officer of the U.S. Army Chemical Procurement District, N.Y., in 1958. In 1963 he was assigned to the U.S. Army Munitions Command in Dover, N.J. and he retired from that post in 1965.
Col. Miller's decorations included the Legion of Merit and the Order of the British Empire. Col Miller was buried at Arlington national Cemetery with full military honours.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Robards Miller of the home, a son, Anthony, of London, and a sister, Dorothea Mill of Coral Springs, Fla.