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PFC James Alvin "Jim" Phipps
Birth: Jan. 16, 1949
Compton
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1968
Quang Tri
Quang Tri, Vietnam

Private First Class James Alvin Phipps joined Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Republic of South Vietnam on 5 January 1968.
He was a field artillery cannoneer 0811 assigned to gun 5, 105 howitzers.
During operation LZ Torch, in the early morning hours of 11 June 1968, near Khe Sanh, Charlie Battery came under a heavy volume of motar and small arms, with automatic weapons fire supporting an aggressive assalt by a company size North Vietnamese Army Force.
PFC James Phipps was killed by small arms fire. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

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 Parents:
  Dess Kingsley Phipps (1925 - 1962)
  Pauline Verna Winder Phipps (1925 - 2012)
 
Inscription:
BELOVED SON AND BROTHER
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Pinecrest Lawn Section 3 Lot 3312 Grave 3 Gate 1
 
Created by: Sgt Ed Elstan
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
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