JACK W PHILLIPS
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HONORED ON PANEL 28E, LINE 3 OF THE WALL

JACK WARREN PHILLIPS

WALL NAME

JACK W PHILLIPS

PANEL / LINE

28E/3

DATE OF BIRTH

01/25/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/14/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MISSION

COUNTY OF RECORD

Johnson County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

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LEFT FOR JACK WARREN PHILLIPS
POSTED ON 5.8.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap. Jack Phillips, Thank you for your service as an Infantry Officer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is 76th anniversary of V.E. Day. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.25.2021
POSTED BY: KR

Capt. Jack W. Phillips, USNA 1959, USMC - - VIRTUAL MEMORIAL HALL

Information about Captain Jack Warren Phillips, USNA 1959, USMC, from the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Virtual Memorial Wall is at this website link/URL:

https://usnamemorialhall.org/index.php/JACK_W._PHILLIPS,_MAJ,_USMC
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POSTED ON 10.14.2016
POSTED BY: Melanie Donahue

You are not forgotten...

“Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories…”
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POSTED ON 10.14.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation


Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain Jack Warren Phillips (MCSN: 0-77504), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Commanding Officer, Company G, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), in the Republic of Vietnam on 14 October 1967. During Operation KINGFISHER, the battalion defensive position, of which Captain Phillips' company was a part, was subjected to a devastating enemy rocket barrage. Intermingled with the rocket fire, the enemy unleashed deadly volumes of accurate 60-millimeter and 82-millimeter mortar fire into the company's position. Then with very little pause between the heavy barrages, the company was attacked by a fanatical force of North Vietnamese Army soldiers surging over the defensive wires. Displaying exceptional skill and presence of mind, Captain Phillips directed his men to hold their fire to insure greater accuracy with each shot. He finally signaled his company to open fire, completely raking the enemy force and inflicting a large number of casualties with the initial burst of fire. During the ensuing fire fight, which lasted for more than three hours, the well-trained enemy troops ran rampant within the Marine positions, retaliating with grenades, satchel charges and intense small-arms fire in a frantic attempt to completely overrun the company. Remaining calm, Captain Phillips shouted words of encouragement to his men and repeatedly exposed himself to the hostile fire in order to direct his company's efforts. He continually crossed the hazardous company perimeter to assess the situation and issue necessary orders. Moving from position to position, Captain Phillips inspired his men with his forceful leadership and courageous fighting spirit until he fell, mortally wounded by enemy automatic weapons fire. His daring initiative and resolute determination undoubtedly prevented many of his men from being killed or wounded by the overwhelming enemy force. His exceptional valor and unfaltering dedication to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: October 14, 1967

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Company: Company G

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.)
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POSTED ON 10.4.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Jack Warren Phillips, sir

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

Curt Carter
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