Phillips, Matthew Britten, CPL

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Last Rank
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Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2007-2008, 11B10, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
2005 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom


One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Florence, Alabama

Casualty Date
Jul 13, 2008
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Coal Mountain Cemetery - Cumming, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
GWOT Fallen
  2008, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
  2005-2005, 11B10, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  2006-2007, 11B10, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  2006-2008, 11B10, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
  2007-2008, 11B10, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2008-2008 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation II (2006-09)/Battle of Wanat
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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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