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Bills Fans Send Out Thoughts To Wounded Soldier



Maybe the recent outpouring of support for Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has them all in a giving mood-- but social media is suddenly filled with Bills fans sending their thoughts and prayers toward wounded soldier Patrick Miller, the Army Major from Allegany NY, shot in the stomach during the rampage at Fort Hood.

During last week's shootings Miller, an Allegany native,  was among the the 16 people wounded during the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas. He was shot in the stomach and  put pressure on his own wound but still kept  moving other soldiers behind a door.

His twitter feed is filled with thoughts from fans, with the hashtag #BillsMafia, #KellyTough and other references to the Bills.

In return, Miller tweeted out thanks Wednesday



Miller, who lives with his wife (pictured R)  outside Austin, Texas, is a native of Allegany in Cattaraugus County. He is a die-hard Buffalo Sabres fan and was married in a Sabres-themed wedding at First Niagara Center .

Miller, 32, graduated from St. Bonaventure University, in 2003, then joined the Army. He earned masters' degrees in business and public administration from Syracuse University in 2009. Major Miller was deployed to Iraq for the first time in March 2004 for a year. He was then a second lieutenant and the commander of a platoon of medics.

In a statement to WBEN earlier this week, Miller said the prayers from WNY are "very much appreciated and I can tell you my family and I have received every one,"  adding that he expects to have more public remarks about his ordeal, next week upon release from Scott-White Hospital in Texas.

Army investigators are still piecing together what led to Spc. Ivan Lopez's deadly, eight-minute rampage last week, on the same sprawling post where an Army psychiatrist unloaded on his comrades five years earlier. Lopez shot and killed 3 people before turning the gun on himself

 


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