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PFC Jimmy Wayne Phipps
Birth: Nov. 1, 1950
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: May 27, 1969
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class, United States Marine Corps, Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein), FMF. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Near An Hoa, Republic of Vietnam, on May 27, 1969. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a combat engineer with Company B in connection with combat operations against the enemy. Pfc. Phipps was a member of a 2-man combat engineer demolition team assigned to locate and destroy enemy artillery ordnance and concealed firing devices. After he had expended all of his explosives and blasting caps, Pfc. Phipps discovered a 175mm high explosive artillery round in a rice paddy. Suspecting that the enemy had attached the artillery round to a secondary explosive device, he warned other marines in the area to move to covered positions and prepared to destroy the round with a hand grenade. As he was attaching the hand grenade to a stake beside the artillery round, the fuse of the enemy's secondary explosive device ignited. Realizing that his assistant and the platoon commander were both within a few meters of him and that the imminent explosion could kill all 3 men, Pfc. Phipps grasped the hand grenade to his chest and dived forward to cover the enemy's explosive and the artillery round with his body, thereby shielding his companions from the detonation while absorbing the full and tremendous impact with his body. Pfc. Phipps' indomitable courage, inspiring initiative, and selfless devotion to duty saved the lives of 2 marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. (bio by: K) 
Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Block 18
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 11, 2003
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Rest in Peace, Jimmy.
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