Mr. John Jack Robert Millar Jr., Lt. Col. Retired, USAF (6/11/1918 to 6/4/2003) was the son of Sallie and John Millar in Marietta, Ga. He was a Citadel graduate; earned a law degree from Emory, University; Ph.D. degree from Florida State University. He taught at F.S.U. and Greensboro College, where he was dean of students. At R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. he held positions in personnel and was manager of the Engineering Training and Development Center. He retired in 1982. Col. Millar had a distinguished career as a World War II Senior Pilot, U.S. Air Force. He was involved with the Royal Air Force on a secret mission; participated on the first American air raids over Europe; worked in General Eisenhower’s Headquarters in London; and flew African Invasion Plans from Gen. Eisenhower to President Roosevelt. As a member of the 58th Heavy Bomber Wing, he was in charge of instrument training and flying B-29 bombers out of India and China. In making the first land based raids over Japan, he became the only person in the world to make the first American raids over Europe and the first land based raids over Japan. He participated in planning the invasion of Japan. He received the Bronze Star, an Air Medal with Star, Presidential Unit Citation with Clusters, and many campaign ribbons and marksmanship medals. He was honored by The Citadel as a Distinguished Alumnus. His volunteer career included board of directors and treasurer of the Village of Yesteryear, Inc.; board of advisors for the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work; president of Winston-Salem Personnel Association; president and board of directors of Family Services; served on official administrative board and missions committee for Centenary United Methodist Church; charter member of Winston-Salem Tennis Association; Winston-Salem Crafts Guild; life member of the Association of Citadel Men; founding member of Air Museum Association; and member of Centenary United Methodist Church and Mark Bible class. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Rogers Millar of the home; daughters Sally Mason, and Dr. Patsy Myers and husband Leslie M. (Marti) Myers; grandsons Robert Mason and Joshua Myers, all of Winston-Salem; sister Mrs. Sally Armstrong of Shalimar, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 8, at Centenary United Methodist Church.
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