The father of the nation’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient accepted an award honoring his son Tuesday at Fort Bragg.

Philip Miller of Oviedo, Fla., accepted the Col. Aaron Bank Soldier of the Year Award from the Association of Special Operations Professionals on behalf of his son, Staff Sgt. Robbie Miller, who died almost three years ago in Afghanistan.

“We’re always very grateful and appreciative for any time a ceremony or event like this is recognizing service for any of our soldiers, in this case for my son,” Miller, 55, said after a luncheon. “I think it’s important for us to help bring that recognition so other people learn from that example.”

Brig. Gen. Steven W. Duff, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Special Forces Command, participated in the presentation during a luncheon for the Special Operations Forces Symposium and Exposition at the Fort Bragg Club. About 240 people attended the luncheon.

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