PHILIP F ADAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

PHILIP FRANCIS ADAMS

WALL NAME

PHILIP F ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

30E/68

DATE OF BIRTH

10/29/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/23/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CROTON FALLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westchester County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR PHILIP FRANCIS ADAMS
POSTED ON 8.23.2022

The Battle for Hill 63 - November 23, 1967

On November 22, 1967, U.S. forces intercepted a radio transmission sent by the North Vietnamese Army’s (NVA) 3rd Regiment. Triangulation of the signal placed its origin at Hill 63, a small granite outcrop east of LZ Ross in Quang Tin Province, RVN. The information was passed on to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, where Companies B and D were patrolling near Ross with two platoons of armored personnel carriers from Troop F, 17th Cavalry, and a platoon of tanks from Troop A, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry. The following morning, this task force split into two groups and approached Hill 63 from opposite sides. When the Americans began climbing its slopes around 7:00 AM, they met a torrent of small arms and machine gun fire from concealed positions higher on the hill. Four U.S. soldiers were killed and eleven were wounded. As the infantrymen slugged their way up the northern and southern slopes, a group of M48 tanks and M113 armored personnel carriers moved around the hill to establish a blocking position on its western side. A platoon of NVA soldiers appeared near the base of the hill, fired at the Americans, then sprinted to hamlet some 220 yards away. Moments later, recoilless rifles concealed in the hamlet opened fire on the troopers. The NVA rounds slammed into two armored personnel carriers. The armored vehicles responded with machine guns and cannon fire. Taking the hill was slow and costly work, with the companies sustaining some fifty casualties in the first two hours of combat. More troops were landed near the eastern side of Hill 63 to assist in the fighting. With the NVA trapped on Hill 63, 4/21st Infantry was ordered to seize the hamlet. Supported by several M48 tanks, Company B entered a maze of hedgerows enclosing the settlement. The infantrymen silenced several recoilless rifles, allowing the tanks to destroy the NVA bunkers. On Hill 63, Companies B and D, 4/31st Infantry, reached the summit, killing the last defender around noon. The battle for Hill 63 cost seven U.S. lives and eighty-four wounded. The lost personnel included PFC Kenneth S. Adams, PFC Philip F. Adams, PFC Rodney E. Loatman, PFC Robert D. Waddell, SP4 Calvin M. Strong, SP4 Ronald H. Essler, and SGT Joseph Cloud Jr. K. Adams, P. Adams, and Loatman were posthumously promoted to Corporal. Communist losses were 128. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 4.14.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never truly die.
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POSTED ON 10.29.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Philip Francis Adams, Served with the 2nd Platoon, Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.21.2019
POSTED BY: Jenny Adams

My Uncle Phil

Dear Uncle Phil
I’m your great-niece who never got to know you because you were taken too soon. If you had come home from Vietnam, I might have grown up knowing you and hearing your stories. I know I would have liked to.
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POSTED ON 11.4.2018
POSTED BY: Jenny Adams (Philip's great-niece)

R.I.P Uncle Phil

I was born long after you died but I feel like I've known you my whole life because of the stories my dad told me about you and Uncle George. Every time I think about you lying on the ground almost dead, I start to cry at the thought that you could have been saved. Thank you for your service, Uncle Phil.
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