1Lt Frank E Phillips

1Lt Frank E Phillips

Birth
Death 21 Sep 1944
Remiremont, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 35 Grave 29
Memorial ID 56374819 · View Source
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Next of kin noted as Mr. John Phillips who resided in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Frank served as a First Lieutenant, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Massachusetts prior to the war.

Frank was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross", Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

He died in the four day battle to liberate Remiremont. The battle cost the 142nd Regt 42 men KIA, 111 WIA and 40 MIA.

Service # O1300212

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

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Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Infantry) Frank E. Phillips (ASN: 0-1300212), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 September 1944. First Lieutenant Phillips' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 17 (1945)

Action Date: 21-Sep-44
Service: Army
Rank: First Lieutenant
Regiment: 142d Infantry Regiment
Division: 36th Infantry Division

Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56374819
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Frank E Phillips (unknown–21 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56374819, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .