Retired Army Col. Charles E. Miller, 63, who served in two wars and who was assigned to the Medical Service Corps, died Oct. 11 at a hospital in San Antonio, Tex. He had a heart ailment.
A resident of Takoma Park, he was visiting relatives in Texas when he was stricken.
Col. Miller was a native of Kewanee, Ill., and a graduate of the University of Maryland. He served in the Coast Guard in the Pacific during World War II.
He received his Army commission in 1951 and served in Korea during the conflict there. Other assignments included tours in Europe. He was deputy director of logistics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for about three years before retiring in 1972.
Col. Miller's decorations included two Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Awards and two Army Commendation Medals.
From 1972 to 1974, he was a consultant to the World Health Organization and Project HOPE. He then became a civilian technical consultant in the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army. He received the Defense Department's Commander's Award and retired in July.
He was a Mason and member of the Odd Fellows.
Survivors include his wife, Macel M., of Takoma Park; three sons, Steven C., of San Antonio, Gregory W., of Sterling, Va., and Marcus C., of Takoma Park; a daughter, Charis M. Miller of Takoma Park; two brothers, Leroy, of Kewanee, and Wilbur, of Tremont, Ill.; two half sisters, Alice Nieryck of Kewanee, and Virginia Doye of Annawan, Ill., and three grandchildren.