Adams, Philip James, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 11B20, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry
Service Years
1969 - 1971

Specialist 4

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cresson, PA
Last Address
Cresson, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 09, 1971
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery - Cresson, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 038

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryPost 7377, Sankertown Memorial PostPost -
  2017, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2020, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7377, Sankertown Memorial Post (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) (Cresson, Pennsylvania) - Chap. Page
  2020, American Legion, Post - (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) (Cresson, Pennsylvania) - Chap. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, 10th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Jackson, SC), E/1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 5th CavalryWalter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
  1970-1971, 11B20, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry
  1971-1971, 11B20, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 15, 2017, General Photos3
  Apr 24, 2018, Last known activity
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Casualty Occurrence, Hostile Died of wounds yeas later, Ground Casualty, South Vietnam, Province undetermined.  Started Tour: 13 Dec 1970, WIA: 01 Sep 1971, DOD: 06 Jun 1982, Added to Wall: 1984

SP4 PHILIP J. ADAMS' OBITUARY: PHILIP J. ADAMS Mr. Adams, 32, of 78 High Street, Cresson (Sankertown), died Sunday, June 6. 1982, in his home. He was born June 5, 1950, in Sankertown, the son of Alfred D. and Dolores M. (McGuire) Adams. Surviving are his parents of Sankertown, four brothers and sisters: Ronald of Roselle, NJ, Norman, stationed with the Marines Corps in Hawaii; Elaine McCloskey of Lakemont, and Nancy Hoover of Ebensburg, and 14 nieces and nephews. Mr. Adams was a member of St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church, Cresson. He was also a life member of Sankertown VFW Post, Cresson American Legion Post life member, Cresson Lodge of the Moose, Cresson Community Sportsmen's Association, and Cresson Community Bowling League. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 1968 graduate of Cresson Joint High School. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 PM today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Tuesday in the Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. [Taken from The Altoona Mirror, courtesy of the Cresson Public Library, Cresson, PA]

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