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Military families thank Chris Miller

Original post made on Sep 22, 2009

The Pleasanton Military Families Support Group, known for its boisterous welcome home celebrations for troops returning from service in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, gathered Saturday to honor one of their own--Chris Miller, who has stepped down as its president.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 21, 2009, 6:32 AM

Comments (23)

Posted by Miya Barros, a resident of Valley Trails
on Sep 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

Chris Miller is an amazing man who constantly goes out of his way to help and provide support for Military Families. I am happy that he is being recognized for his dedication. Thanks Chris Miller!

Posted by Patriot Liberal, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 22, 2009 at 11:45 am

I believe that Chris re enlisted at over 50 year old recently.

Great selfless guy that even a Patriot Liberal can relate to and support!!

Posted by bob123, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I have known Chris since he and I served in the 91st Manuver Training Command many years ago--he was then and is now an advocate for the solider,sailor,marine or air force service member and the military families who support them. God bless you Chris for all you do!

Posted by Pleasanton Resident, a resident of Val Vista
on Sep 22, 2009 at 2:55 pm

How can I find out more about this organization, can someone post their webpage please?

thank you,

Posted by Janet Yarbrough, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 22, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Chris for your selfless dedication to all military families. You have such a big heart.

Posted by Al. Bronzini, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Chris, it is an honor to call you my friend, thank you for all that you do. My best to you and your wonderful family. Grandpa of a Sailor and a Marine.

Posted by Sherry, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 22, 2009 at 5:55 pm

What can you say about a man like Chris Miller? He is one of a kind and Al and I are so blessed to know him. He has made a major difference in our lives. Not just because we are parents of a Marine Cpl, but because of all the wonderful people we have met through Chris. Thank you so much Mr Miller....for everything.

Posted by Sherry, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 22, 2009 at 5:58 pm

TO "Pleasanton Resident" Val Vista neighborhood:

Pleasanton Military Families does not have a website, but you may send an email to:

You will be give all the info on this most wonderful, supportive, and fun organization. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Posted by Joe P, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2009 at 6:08 pm

It is wonderful to see you take the time and initiative to remember the true heros in our country. I only wish our elected officials at all levels of government could find their way to remember the people that make it possible for us to enjoy this beautiful country.

Posted by Doug Miller, a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Chris Miller built an incredible organization that makes sure our local service members are recognized for their service, sacrifice, heroism and contribution to the freedom we all enjoy. These service members will remember the genuine "welcome home" they received for the rest of their lives. Well done, Chris!

Posted by Cindy De Pretis, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 22, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Chris Miller is one of the most selfless people I know! I, and my family, are so grateful for the support he has shown to us over the last couple of years! My son, who is an Army Veteran, served in a combat unit in Iraq for 15 months. Chris and Marty were there every step of the way supporting and caring for us! We now have a son in the Marines preparing to deploy in January - I know that even though Chris has stepped down, he will never step out... he will always be there to walk us through!
Thank you Chris and thank you Marty!

Posted by Bryan Welden, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:09 pm

As a Proud member of the "Lafayette Flag Brigade", I am truly honored to have participated with Chris and the whole team at PMF, in the "Operation Welcome Home" program. It's patriots like Chris, that make Pleasanton a wonderful town to live in! America needs more Chris Miller's! Bryan Welden LFB

Posted by Jerry Thorne, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Chris, it has been an honor to work with you and the Pleasanton Military Families organization to make sure our American heroes get the "Welcome Home" they deserve. It was very special to me to see you get your "Welcome Home" the other night from the war you fought many years ago.

Posted by Vickie, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Thank you for giving so selflessly to honor all service men and women, those serving as well as those who have served. You have truly made a difference.

Posted by Jeff Emanuel, a resident of Livermore
on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Thanks for many years of fantastic leadership. Pat will continue to do a wonderful job. All we veterans salute you and the Warrior's Watch Riders salute you for everything you've done to honor us. Enjoy your 6-Pack. May it be never ending...

Posted by SPIKE, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm


Posted by Dorothy & George, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm

God Bless you Chris. You have done so much for so many people. It is never easy to have someone you love go into battle, but with the support of people like you and the rest of P.M.F it makes it a little easier. Thank You !!

Posted by Paul and Laura Darrow, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 23, 2009 at 8:19 am

Thank you so much for all you have done to create a welcome place for returning service members in Pleasanton and surrounding communities. You are truly a community hero.

Posted by Col. & Mrs. Buescher, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Chris Miller, you are a true patriot! Our family thanks you for all you have done for us and your countless hours of dedication to our community and Military Families. Your remarkable demonstration of support and kindness spans from our local communities all the way to Iraq. You give our community and children wonderful lessons in compassion that will be carried throughout their lives. We are proud to call you our friend.

Posted by Little Behr, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm

To para-phrase a Presidential quote, 'most people go through life wondering if they made a difference. Chris Miller and the Service Men & Women he honors do not have that problem!'

Posted by Chuck Deckert, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm

The Pleasanton community is truly blessed to have had Chris call Pleasanton home all these years and have his efforts for veterans and returning serviceman performed here. He is known to have a great heart for those in the military, but what is not as well known is the caring he shows for those who are sick. The past 5 years I have had to be hospitalized twice and once was an extended stay at UCSF. The person who came out to visit me most outside family was of course my friend Chris Miller. He was there for me every step of the way and will never forget him for the caring he showed during that time of my life.

Thanks for being the person you are Chris. We are lucky to have you at our side.

Posted by Janis, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Thanks to both you and Marty for all you have done and the sacrifices of both time and money given so generously for the cause. God bless you both.

Posted by Doug Buenz, a resident of Stoneridge
on Oct 2, 2009 at 7:13 am

Thanks Chris for all you do. You have done what everyone aspires to do... you have impacted lives, and built a legacy with your selfless service. It is an honor to call you a friend.

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