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Corp Matthew Britten Phillips

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Corp Matthew Britten Phillips

  • Birth 13 Apr 1981 Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 13 Jul 2008 Kunar, Kunar, Afghanistan
  • Burial Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 28294821

Army Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, 27, of Jasper, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan. Also killed were 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, Sgt. Israel Garcia, Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey, Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling and Pfc. Sergio S. Abad. While in the U.S. Army, Cpl Phillips was the recipient of the Bronze Star medal with one bronze oak leaf. He also had received the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Star, the GWOT (Global War on Terror) Medal, the Army Service Medal, the Army Overseas Ribbon and the NATO Medal. Born April 13, 1981 in Florence, AL, Matt is preceded in death by his mother, Freida Lynn Phillips. Survivors include his wife, Eve Lamb Phillips; father and step-mother, Michael Britten and Ellen Phillips; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Phillips and Perry S. Nix of San Antonio, TX; grandparents, William Britten and Betty Jean Phillips, Fred Lee and Barbara Ann Cochran, all of Altoona, AL; a nephew, Matthew Andrew Nix; step-brothers, Spc. Dan Click and Spc.. Michael Click. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 15 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28294821
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Matthew Britten Phillips (13 Apr 1981–13 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28294821, citing Coal Mountain Cemetery, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .