Virginia state Senator Jen Kiggans presents Navy Lieutenant John Miller with a letter of appreciation for his life-saving efforts while on an evening run near his Norfolk residence.
At 6 p.m. on June 9, Miller was running near the cruise ship Spirit of Norfolk, along the Elizabeth River Trail, when he saw a man with a child in a wheelchair near the seawall. As he passed, he heard a splash and looked back to see only an empty wheelchair. Miller quickly asked another jogger to go for help and jumped 10 feet into the water, helping the man and the paraplegic child out of the water to safety.
Miller is assigned to Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC), Naval Station Norfolk.
NWDC develops and integrates innovative solutions to complex naval warfare challenges to enhance current and future warfighting capabilities. Command professionals are focused on operational-level concept generation, warfighting development, and cross-domain integration to strengthen U.S. Navy warfighting.