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1LT Brian Michael McPhillips
Birth: Jan. 25, 1978
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 2003
Baghdad, Iraq

Marine 1st Lieut McPhillips was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. McPhillips was manning a machine gun fighting off an ambush in At Tuwayhah when he was killed. At Boston College High School, Brian is remembered as an intensely competitive racquetball player and a founder of the school's Irish Culture club; he was particularly proud of his Irish heritage. He was also a bit fiery on the racquetball court. He was unafraid to go into a corner after a ball. He was able to think quickly on his feet and always had a fiery determination about him. If he got something wrong, he wanted to know how to make it better. Brian was a finance major at Providence College in Rhode Island when professor Paul Maloney assigned him a senior project. The result went well beyond Maloney's expectations; McPhillips created and ran an Internet marketing business that sold old military supplies such as knives, patches and uniforms. "He ran the business right out of his dorm room," Maloney said. "I remember, he couldn't keep the knives in his room, so he had to store them elsewhere. He actually made a little money doing it. He definitely got an A." Maloney remembered him as a good kid, great personality and always upbeat. He was tremendously ambitious. He was impressed by Brian's dedication to the military. He talked with him about what he wanted to do after college and he was really excited about active duty. 
Saint Bernards Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: May 19, 2005
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