|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1929|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1967|
Unites States Sailor. Crewman on the "U.S.S. Liberty" that was attacked by Israeli warplanes and gun boats on June 8, 1967. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for attempting to jettison flaming drums of gasoline during the air attack.
He was serving as Executive Officer of USS Ibrty at the time of the attack. When he was carried below decks for trearment of his injuries he refused care until his other crewmen had been treated. His commanding officer was awarded the Medal of Honor and he the Navy Cross, posthumously. Many of his classmates and others including shipmates believe the decorations should have been awarded each to the other to reflect Phil's extremely heroic actions.
(bio by: Find A Grave)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 3 lot 2096X map gridQ/14.5
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21678
49 years today. We still mourn your loss and the cover-up that still surrounds this atrocity. God bless.|
Added: Jun. 8, 2016
USS Liberty victim. Rest in Peace!|
455th AAA Historian
Added: Nov. 6, 2015
Lt. Commander Armstrong is represented on the Remembrance Rug by symbol #7310. TY&S.|
Added: Sep. 9, 2015
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