SGT RANDI J MILLER
Randi (Blanchard) Miller, 25, a 2000 graduate of Laconia High School,
enlisted in the Army during her senior year and spent the past eight years as a medical laboratory technician. She deployed to Korea and, later, Iraq.
In Iraq, when roadside bombs and gunfire brought massive casualties to the 47th Combat Support Hospital, Sgt. Randi Miller helped her colleagues keep perspective.
As she and other laboratory technicians rushed to finish tests on wounded soldiers, she kept their spirits up.
"She would say something funny to make us all think that we're still human and happy to be there doing our job," said Sgt. 1st Class April Summers, who supervised Miller during her deployment.
"She was an outstanding soldier - she always brought us up."