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LCDR Philip McCutcheon “Phil” Armstrong, Jr

LCDR Philip McCutcheon “Phil” Armstrong, Jr

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 8 Jun 1967 (aged 37)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3 lot 2096X map grid Q/14.5
Memorial ID 21678 · View Source
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Unites States Sailor. Crewman on the "U.S.S. Liberty" that was attacked by Israeli warplanes and gun boats on June 8, 1967. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for attempting to jettison flaming drums of gasoline during the air attack.

He was serving as Executive Officer of USS Ibrty at the time of the attack. When he was carried below decks for trearment of his injuries he refused care until his other crewmen had been treated. His commanding officer was awarded the Medal of Honor and he the Navy Cross, posthumously. Many of his classmates and others including shipmates believe the decorations should have been awarded each to the other to reflect Phil's extremely heroic actions.

Bio by: Find A Grave


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Philip McCutcheon “Phil” Armstrong, Jr (4 Jul 1929–8 Jun 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21678, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .