One of four victims of the 1970 Kent State University shooting. Miller and fellow students Sandra Lee Scheuer, Allison Krause, and William Knox Schroeder were killed by members of the Ohio National Guard who were occupying the campus during a protest against the Vietnam War.
Several months before his death, he had transferred from Michigan State University to Kent State.
He and a young girl named Mary Ann Vecchio were the subjects of a Pulitzer Prize-winning image by photographer John Filo. The 1970 photo showed Vecchio sitting on the pavement with Miller's dead body.
He grew up in Long Island, New York, as the son of Elaine Holstein.
He attended Kent State around the same time as Ohio-born singer Mark Mothersbaugh.