PHILIP G TURNER
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HONORED ON PANEL 69E, LINE 3 OF THE WALL

PHILIP GERALD TURNER

WALL NAME

PHILIP G TURNER

PANEL / LINE

69E/3

DATE OF BIRTH

07/25/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

JACKSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Butts County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PHILIP GERALD TURNER
POSTED ON 5.24.2017
POSTED BY: Denise Turner Barnes

49 Years

It has been 49 years since you were killed in a far away land. Feels like yesterday.
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POSTED ON 9.29.2015
POSTED BY: Denise Turner Barnes

Award of Army Commendation Medal With Valor

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY / HHQ AMERICAL / COMPANY A, 1ST BATTALION / 6TH INFANTRY / 198TH LIB

For heroism on 1 November 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam
Private First Class Turner distinguished himself while serving as a machine gunner with a force responsible for the security of a vital bridge on Highway 1 in Sa Huynh. During the night, the bridge site came under attack by a numerically superior enemy force which had used the cover of rice paddy dikes and poor visibility to advance within 30 meters of the defensive bunkers. Private Turner continually exposed himself to enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire in order to place effective fire on the insurgents. At one point during the battle, Private Turner was unable to accurate fire on the enemy from his bunker and unhesitatingly moved outside to have a better field of fire. His courageous performance of duty contributed greatly to the successful defense of the bridge site and the large number of enemy dead.

Less than 2 weeks in VN - my HERO!
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POSTED ON 5.24.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Philip Gerald Turner, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.17.2014
POSTED BY: Denise Turner Barnes

Philip Gerald Turner

Philip was my brother. If anyone that served with him would like to share any stories about him, please email me. I would love to correspond.
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POSTED ON 3.8.2011

Photo

Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Don Kaiser)
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