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The Lt. Jack Miller Memorial Plaque & World War II Memorial
Joe McKnight
Image by Ian Aberle
I walk by this memorial every day and have for several years. In all that time, I’ve never noticed anyone looking at it. Now, I see students come and go, sit and study (or have smoke), but no one ever really looks at it or reads the names. It’s a shame.

The Lt. Jack Miller memorial was dedicated in the Spring of 1999 to honor the 134 SMU students who died during World War II. The plaza surrounding it was a gift to the University from Henry S. Miller Jr. (’34) and Carmen Miller Michael (’45) in memory of their brother, Lt. Jack Miller, a 1941 graduate of SMU who was killed in action at Guadalcanal in 1942.

Names of those SMU alumni gave their lives in service:

William Martin Adin, Robert Burns Amacker, Jr., James Calhoun Anderson, Stanley Bernard Angrist, Kenneth Airheart Bandy, George Roscoe Barkhurst, Phillip Keith Baxter, Emmett Franklin Blakemore, Jr., Lynn Lamar Bostick, Harcel Darwood Bradley, Maurice Rene Brin, Jr., Gordon Raymond Bryant, DeForrest Basil Bynum, Frank Richard Charles, Jr., Jack Whitney Churchill, Vivien Godbur Clark, Aristottle Duncan Coleman, Burton Henry Coleman, William Sherwood Council, Joe Brooks Currie, Howard Henry Dailey, Jr., Lew Walter Davidson, Lewis Thomas Davis, Jr., Joseph Marvin Day, Sam David Dealey, Gerald Thomas Deavenport, John Paul Donaldson, Jr., James Allen Dosier, Jr., James Thomas Drake, James Webb Dubose, Robert Parrish Duncan, Stanley Marks DuVall, Ernest Weldon Edwards, George Edwin Elkin, Raymond Arthur Emery, Frank Thomas Evans, Edward I. Finneburgh, Charles William Flanery, Jr., Hugh Stuart Fisher, John Vest Folsom, Jr., William Richard Ford, Stanton Gage, Foy Ray Garison, David Miles Gay, Max Kenneth Graham, Leroy Frederick Graves, LaMert Rex Guyer, James Wright Guynes, Jr., Wade Albert Hampton, (Charles) Eldridge C. Harrell, Jr., Russell Pleasant Harris, Jr., Charles Wilmington Hatfield, Charles Fordtran Healy, Hubbard Kavanaugh Hinde, Jr., Donald William Hess, Forrest Milburn Hobrecht, Thomas Reed Hollandsworth, Edward Henry Hughes, Earl Hugh Hulsey, Howard Mountjoy Hunter, Jr., Joe Maddin Hunter, Ray Payton Hunter, Thomas Earl Hurt, Jr., Ernest Clifton Hyde, Jr., Earl Emerson Jackson, Raymond C. Jasper, Frank Matthew Jones, Harold A. Jones, John Gallatin Kearby, III, George Freeman Kehoe, Mack Cecil Kelso, Eugene Moreland Key, Herbert Steuben Kiddoo, Frank Brooks Landers, Edwin Bruce LaRoche, Jr., John (Jackie) Hays Lawlor, John Schuman LeClerco, III, Zach Ford Lillard, Jr., Richard Charlton Lowry, Thomas Everitt Mack, Jr., Truett Jay Majors, William Irvin Mann, Warner Harrison Marsh, Jr., John Robert Marshall, Charles Albert Martin, William Garland Medaris, Jr., Jack Miller, Richard Dale Miller, James Ernest Mitchell, William Houston Mitchell, William Rodgers Monday, Charles James Morris, Robert John Morriss, Harley Ross McDaniel, William Robert Lawrence McEvoy, Samuel Givens McFadden, Thomas Eugene McKnight, Ralph B. Noble, Jr., Jack Edward O’Beirne, Clarence Barron O’Beirne, Jr., Andrew Jackson Parks, Jr., Quinn James Pattie, Charles Edward Quiram, Warren Putnam Rece, Joseph Creighton Reynolds, Theodore Eric Robert, Eulus Octavious Scoggin, Jr., John William Sebek, William Duncan See, Charles Joseph Shaeffer, Robert Lloyd Sinclair, Joseph Gillespie Smartt, Robert Julian Solow, John Franklin Sprague, Jack Stagner, John Reuben Steel, John Eddie Stewart, Ernest Jacob Storm, Jr., Allen Hunter Strasburger, Robert Dike Stringer, Joe Terranella, John Edwin Thurmond, Harry Hammack Tomlin, William Fenton Tyree, Jr., Alvin Edward Vetter, David Moses Weinstein, Hugh Stockton White, William Robert Wilkins, Wylie Ernest Williams, Jr., John Allison Woodall, Tom Marshall Wylie, William Hughes Young, Leland L. Young, Marshall Stanton Zidell

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Photo Details: Series of 7 multiple exposure (+/-3EV) HDRs taken using Canon EOS 7D and Canon 50mm. Each set of images was tonemapped using Photomatix 4 details enhancer option. The outputted HDR images were then stitched using AutopanoGiga. Processed the resulting 120.2 megapixel panoramic image in Lightroom to increase clarity, play with colors, and crop.

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