National University of Health Sciences Dean of Student Services, Dr. Daniel Driscoll, was recognized at an important local Veteran’s Day event.
Dr. Driscoll served with the Marines from 1966 to 1968 as an infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. His battalion was nicknamed by a Vietnamese general as “The Walking Dead” because the unit’s killed-in-action ratio was 94%. Dan Driscoll was wounded in action in 1967, and received the Purple Heart .
The event, held at Wheaton North High School was an assembly honoring another veteran, a 2002 graduate of the school, Sgt. Robert Miller. Miller was a recent (10/6/10) posthumous recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and a 2002 graduate of Wheaton North High School. The event was attended by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
“The young man honored is really quite special,” says Dr. Driscoll. “Congressional Medals of Honor are awarded very rarely, with only a little over 3400 in our country’s history. We’re proud that over 200 of those medals have gone to Illinoisans. I’m very humbled to have been a part of the assembly honoring Sgt. Miller.”