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Samuel Stockton Miles was born on 12 November 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. degree from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, in 1936, and an M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1940.

Navy career

Samuel S. Miles was appointed Lieutenant (jg.), Medical Corps, USNR, on 16 May 1942.

Awarded the Silver Star

During the American attack upon Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 7 August 1942, Samuel S. Miles bravely sought to administer medical treatment in the forward area. While attempting to reach casualties despite hostile fire, he was killed by the enemy. For his bravery and dedication, he was awarded the Silver Star.


USS Samuel S. Miles (DE-183), laid down on 5 July 1943 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newark, New Jersey was launched on 3 October 1943 and sponsored by Mrs. Samuel S. Miles. She was commissioned on 4 November 1943


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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