EUREKA – In honor of Veterans Day on November 10, the program of the Woodford County Historical Genealogical Society Conference was held by the Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) (Ret.) at the United Methodist Church at 208 N. Callender Street. Presented by Nicholas Miller. Eureka 7:00 pm Their short business meeting continues the program.
After graduating from Eureka High School in July 1998, Miller enlisted in the Navy. He graduated his BUD/S class 223 in June 1999. Throughout his 23 years with his team at Seal, Nick was placed in various command positions and served in various roles. His primary duties were operator sniper, communicator and Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC). Nick had several combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). He retired from the Navy in August 2021 and settled in Eureka to raise his family. Nick and his wife Erin have been married for 15 years and have his two children, Brent and Emma. He continues to serve on the Woodford County Commission, volunteers as a member of the MABAS DIV 41 Underwater Rescue/Recovery Team, and is also a local 4-H His Air Rifle/Pistol instructor.
Members and guests are invited to join us for a Dutch dinner at 5:30 pm at Cornerstone Restaurant on State Highway 24, west of Eureka. No reservation required.
The purpose of WCHGS is to discover, collect, and preserve everything related to the natural, industrial, civil, military, educational, family, and religious history of Woodford County. The association also maintains a mini-museum and research library to foster a sense of history and disseminate knowledge through conferences and publications.
The Woodford County Historical Society meets on the second Thursday of each month from March through November. Meetings will be held in various locations throughout the county so that those who live in all areas of the county can access the meetings. Anyone can join. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Karen Fyke at 309-360-6772 or Beth Miller at 309-275-8860.