LCpl Eugene C. Mills III

November 19, 1990June 22, 2012

On June 22, 2012, Lance Corporal Eugene C. Mills, III (USMC) was assigned 1st Battalion 8th Marines Bravo Company 2nd Marines Division was killed in action by enemy small fire while conducting combat operations in Sagin Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. LCpl Mills loved his Country as much as he loved his family and his life dream was to protect them both as a United States Marine at any cost. LCpl Mills, III was the beloved son of Eugene C. Mills, Jr and Theresa Stea Mills; stepson of Melissa Mills; dear brother of Jacob Mills, Hunter Sterling, Katie Andrews, Jennifer Sterling and Sarah McCormick; loving grandson of the late Henry G. "Pap" and Virginia "Mamaw" Ostman and Peter "Bepop" and Jeannette "Nana" Stea. LCpl Mills, III is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and of course many close friends.

Family and Friends are invited to gather at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc. 7250 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD 21075 (exit 6 S off Rt. 100) on Monday, July 2, 2012 12-9 pm; A Life Celebration will be held at Grace Community Church 8200 Old Columbia Road, Fulton, MD on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:00am. Interment Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1:00pm - all are welcome to attend. The family requests In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in LCpl Mills, III name to Wounded Warrior Project 1120 G Street, Suite #700, Washington, DC 20005 or the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 111 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20850-5168


  • Visitation

    Monday, July 2, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012


LCpl Eugene C. Mills III

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Joseph Cowan

June 27, 2019

Knew Mills when we were in MCSFBn. Can't imagine the loss, even years later. Semper Fi. Guard the gates of heaven brother.

Mark Simon

May 27, 2019

To the family and friends of LCPL Eugens III; his courage and sacrifice is not forgotten on this Memorial Day weekend.

Drew Conlow

May 2, 2018

RIP Marine. Condolences to Family and friends.

Donna Sims

April 29, 2017

RIP. Never forgotten.

Mills Gene

April 29, 2017

I wake up to a new message of condolence for you. Almost 5 years later and people are still writing about you. My God how I miss you...

I love you son.....Pops

Mark Simon

April 28, 2017

I was an honor to visit your site and learn a little about USMC Eugene's life and about those who love him. Prayers to all his friends and family.

Barbara Hudec-Surrette

August 18, 2016

Theresa and Gene,
I was saddened to hear of the loss of your son. I was hoping to find my old friend, Theresa on line, when I came across the news of your son.
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you always.
I am sorry we lost touch through the years and didn't get to meet Gene. Your son seemed to be a very special person!

Gene Mills

November 26, 2015

As this day starts I will honor you the best I can. Please know this just isn't right, you should be here....your kids should be running through my house and destroying it as you and Jake did when you were younger. I love you and I miss you more than anyone can ever imagine. Why would this happen....proud to be your father. This world will never be right without you....never ever. I love you son....SBWH. .....Pops

Carol Mills

November 18, 2015

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. It is by chance that I came across the news of your son. I cannot imagine the heart break you feel. I read through some of your posts and cried as I read them. He sounds like a beautiful soul. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to the parents and his siblings. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Always Faithful!

Eugene Mills

July 9, 2015

Not sure why I came to this page. I just did. We buried you at Arlington on the 11th and are only a couple of days shy of 3 years. I still find it hard to believe your gone from our sight but I know you are never far from our hearts. I love you and I miss you more than I could have ever imagined. Love you, Pops.


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