Francis Gene “Frankie” Phillips, IV

Francis Gene “Frankie” Phillips, IV

Birth
Alameda County, California, USA
Death 4 May 2013 (aged 28)
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 10244
Memorial ID 110016388 · View Source
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Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV, 28, of Meridian, N.Y., died May 4, in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when their vehicle was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device. Frankie was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1stBrigade Combat Team, 1stArmored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. SSG Phillips attended the fourteen week long Infantry Training Course and Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first duty assignment was to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he was assigned to 3/504 Infantry Battalion as a Gunner. In September 2005, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In January 2007, he served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for fifteen months. In 2009, he returned to Afghanistan as a Section Leader for twelve months. Staff Sergeant Phillips completed Ranger School in January 2011 prior to arriving at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment and was immediately selected to be a Team Leader in the Reconnaissance Platoon. He deployed in December 2012 in support of OEF. His awards include, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, the Afghan Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, the NATO Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge

Gravesite Details Interred May 20, 2013

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 5 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110016388
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Gene “Frankie” Phillips, IV (18 Aug 1984–4 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110016388, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .