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PFC Wesley Phelps
Birth: Jun. 12, 1923
Butler County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1944
Peleliu Island
Peleliu, Palau

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 4, 1944 at Peleliu Island, Palau Islands. His citation reads in part "Stationed with another marine in an advanced position when a Jpanese hand grenade landed in his foxhole, Pfc. Phelps instantly shouted a warning to his comrade and rolled over on the deadly bomb, absorbing with his own body the full, shattering impact of the exploding charge. Courageous and indomitable, Pfc. Phelps fearlessly gave his life that another might be spared serious injury." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Family links: 
  Athel Ezra Phelps (1880 - 1956)
  Lydia Jones Phelps (1886 - 1953)
  Lee Rue Phelps (1907 - 1980)**
  Estill E. Phelps (1909 - 1977)*
  Ada Bell Phelps Sikes (1920 - 2003)*
  Wesley Phelps (1923 - 1944)
*Calculated relationship
Rosine Cemetery
Ohio County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section GAR 15, Lot 72
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Aug 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7744756
PFC Wesley Phelps
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PFC Wesley Phelps
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PFC Wesley Phelps
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- The Jeans
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- With honor, respect, and gratitude, Saralyn
 Added: Oct. 15, 2016

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