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CPT Jack Warren Phillips
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1935
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1967, Vietnam

0302 Infantry Officer

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.)
Location on The Wall - Panel 28E Line 003 
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section P, site 2258
Maintained by: Tony
Originally Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: May 14, 2011
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CPT Jack Warren Phillips
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CPT Jack Warren Phillips
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CPT Jack Warren Phillips
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Not forgotten.Semper Fi,
- Tony
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015
Remembering you and your family today. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.
- A Marine's Daughter & Army Mom
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014

- the Jeans
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
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