Silver Star CitationPosted on 10/14/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, VietnamSilver StarMORE
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Phillip S. France (MCSN: 2294742), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company G, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. In the early morning hours of 14 October 1967, a determined force of North Vietnamese Army Regulars, firing small-arms and automatic weapons and throwing hand grenades, penetrated a portion of the Company G defensive perimeter south of Con Thien. During the ensuing fire fight, the Marines sustained heavy casualties. Observing a wounded comrade lying in an area dangerously exposed to the enemy fire, Lance Corporal France fearlessly ran across the hazardous terrain to the side of the casualty and assisted him to the relative safety of a fighting hole. Suddenly, several enemy hand grenades landed in the position. With complete disregard for his own safety, Lance Corporal France unhesitatingly threw himself over his comrade to protect him from the exploding grenades, and was fatally wounded. His heroic actions and sincere concern for his fellow Marine in the face of grave personal danger were an inspiration to all who observed him. By his courage, bold initiative, and selfless devotion to duty in sacrificing his life in order to protect his comrade, Lance Corporal France upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
General Orders: Board Serial 3635 (March 23, 1968)
Action Date: 14-Oct-67
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Company: Company G
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 4th Marines
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/4/13 - by Curt CarterDear LCPL Phillip Stanley France, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
We RememberPosted on 1/25/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgPhillip is buried at Baltimore National Cemetery. SS PH
Not forgottenPosted on 9/29/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67Phillip, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.MORE
A true American Hero.
I Will Never Forget!Posted on 12/18/03 - by Steve Ford email@example.comFrance was in my outfit and I'm the one who put in for him to get the Silver Star. France, "French" as we called him, in the middle of being over-ran, came out of his foxhole and dragged me back to the hole. Two NVA ran up to the hole and each threw a grenade into the hole. This killed him immediately and he lay on top of me from 02:30 till around an hour after daylight. If it wasn't for God and French I wouldn't be alive today.MORE
It is our duty to remember.Posted on 1/17/03 - by Jim GerityWe continue to search for your photo for inclusion in the Operation Remember project.MORE
This project of remembrance will not be complete until we recover photos of all 1046
Sons of Maryland who made the ultimate sacrifice.
If visitors here have information or a photo please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is our duty to remember.
Vietnam Veterans of America
Baltimore, Chapter 451
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC YOUNG UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE ~~~~~ SILVER STAR ~~~~~Posted on 10/9/00 - by CLAY MARSTONLANCE CORPORALMORE
PHILLIP STANLEY FRANCE
Service No. 2294742
was a posthumous recipient of the
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.