Carl was raised on a farm in SE Michigan by loving parents and attended the University of Michigan under a Regents-Alumni Scholarship. He served in the US Navy, Pacific Amphibious Command, during the Korean War. Deployments to West Pac included: three Combat Tours in Korea, including re-supply of the US Marines after the invasion of Inchon and, aiding in the re-position of French Forces after the capitulation of the French at Dein Ben Pu, French-Indo-China (Vietnam).
After military service, He joined the staff of the University's Research Laboratories as a Research Engineer. He participated in numerous airborne heat mapping projects of the Earth's surface (Infrared), including volcanic surveys in Hawaii, the Mt Vesuvius / Mt Etna areas in the Mediterranean and Mt Erebus on the Antarctic Continent. He has authored numerous scientific papers and was honored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) by the naming of a Mountain Butte on the Antarctic Continent.
Miller Butte ( WikiMiniAtlas72°42′S 160°15′ECoordinates: 72°42′S 160°15′E) is a large rock butte located 2 nautical miles (4 km) southeast of Roberts Butte in the Outback Nunataks of Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Carl D. Miller, a geophysicist at McMurdo Station in 1967–68.
Carl retired in 1990 and removed to Florida with His Loving Wife (Currently 66-Yrs of marriage) and became interested in genealogy. He is a Member of the National Mayflower Society with documented ancestry to Gov William Bradford (1590-1657), Mayflower passenger and Second Governor of the Plymouth Colony; Also, He has direct links to the Plantagenet & Capet Dynasties of England and France and Charles Charlemagne (748-814) of the Holy Roman Empire.
Note: According to WikiTree filings, Carl is the 28-Great Grandson of both King Harold of England (1022-1066) and William, "The Conqueror" (1027-1087) who defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, during the Norman conquest of England. See "Bayeux Tapestry", Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry
1) First-hand information. Entered by Carl Miller at registration.
2) "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K411-SB6 : 15 March 2018), Carl D Miller in household of Max W Miller, Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 81-67, sheet 1A, line 27, family 8, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1824.
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