I'm proud of our Vietnam VeteransPosted on 8/11/16 - by Dennis WristonCaptain Robert Littleton Phillips, Served with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
We rememberPosted on 1/29/15 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgRobert is buried at Circle View Cemetery, Social Circle,GA.
In Memory Of Captain Robert PhillipsPosted on 6/27/14 - by Jacques MaraistI landed on LZ Phillips in Cambodia the day after he was taken from us. I did not know him, but his death had a tremendous impact on my life and others, especially on a 16 year old Vietnamese-American girl named Ngan.MORE
After the war I taught high school in a large Vietnamese community outside New Orleans. In 1986 I brought 52 Vietnamese students to the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall. Each student had a name of a soldier from our community to remember. Most offered thank-you cards, flowers, stuffed animals and objects that they held dear to their hearts. Ngan presented a single red rose and a poem to Captain Phillips. The local news saw a "good story" and as she stood at that wall, the image fading from his name to the red rose in her hand, she read her poem, "To My Adopted Soldier." On the evening news thousands of people heard his name and her story.
TO MY ADOPTED SOLDIER
"Liberty is the most valuabe gift that you inherit from your forefathers. You tend to want to cherish and respect that freedom and you want to share it with the whole world. It just so happens that the part of the world that you were fighting for was Vietnam, my homeland. You shared the courage of your forefathers when they fought for your liberty and you used that courage to fight for my liberty. Therefore, I would like to thank you with all my heart, for someday I might be out there fighting for some little girl's liberty."
In class the next day, she told me felt bonded to Captain Phillips and that she made a decision to work for the United Nations, go to Southeast Asia and in some way, "Fight for a little girl's liberty." High goals for a girl of sixteen, I thought. But then, she left more than a rose at that Wall.
Ngan went on to get a degree in International Relations from Harvard, got a grant from the federal government to study in Southeast Asia and worked both for OXFAM and the United Nations Children's Foundation. As President Clinton toured the Mekong Delta during his last month in office, she was part of the delegation who met with him to express her concern about plans to dam the river. When the National Geographic Channel produced an hour long special on her returning to Vietnam, they asked her what motivated her toward these acomplishments, she replied, "Well, you see, there was this soldier in Vietnam..."
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 5/6/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear Captain Robert Littleton Phillips, 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, Sir
Never ForgottenPosted on 10/30/12 MORE
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.