Major Patrick Miller Serves as Grand Marshall of Allegany Parade

June 28, 2014 Updated Jun 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM EDT

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Major Patrick Miller Serves as Grand Marshall of Allegany Parade

June 28, 2014 Updated Jun 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM EDT

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WKBW) -Major Patrick Miller served as the Grand Marshall of the "Old Home Week Parade" in Allegany on Saturday.

Hundreds of people came out to support their local hero.

People held signs, snapped pictures, and waved as Major Patrick Miller, along with his wife, cruised down Main Street in a pink convertible.

Major Miller was shot point blank in the abdomen on April 2 in Fort Hood during a mass shooting. Miller put his life on the line to help others during the incident, locking himself and a group of people in an office while nursing his own wounds