La Marr, Phillip, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B20, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry/B Company
Service Years
1964 - 1966

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Casualty Date
Apr 13, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lincoln Memorial Park - Carson, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06E 110

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Infantry25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1966, 11B20, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry/B Company
  1966-1966, 11B20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Kalamazoo
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  Apr 12, 2015, General Photos
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Last Known Activity
SGT Clinton B. Fackrell, 1LT Frank A. D’Amico, SP4 Green Conley, SP4 Phillips La Marr, PFC James R. Taylor, and SP5 Jimmie L. Scott served with B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), 25th Infantry Division. On April 13, 1966, they participated in Operation Kalamazoo, a two-day search and destroy mission near the Filhol Rubber Plantation, located 5 miles north of Cu Chi in Binh Duong Province, RVN, and depicted on military tactical maps as the Ho Bo Woods. In preparation for the mission, Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) were fueled and loaded with ammunition, weapons, explosives, supplies, water, and C-rations. The mission began on schedule at 0630 hours when all elements departed the Division base camp at Cu Chi and moved on though Observation Post Ann Margret, securing their preplanned objectives without any opposition. Teams began conducting searches of their respective areas and this continued throughout the day. Seven APCs, three tanks, and one VTR (Vehicle, Tracked, Recovery) struck land mines. One of the tanks was hit by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) round that penetrated through the tank and caused one minor injury. At 1302 hours, a Company B dismounted and encountered a small group of Viet Cong fighters in spider holes and tunnels. They inflicted several casualties on the Americans by using snipers and RPGs. Platoon Leader 1LT D’Amico was the first to be hit by sniper gunfire as he exited his vehicle and went down with a wound to his neck. SGT Fackrell, PFC Taylor, SP4 La Marr, SP4 Conley, and the Company Senior Medic, SP5 Scott, were all killed shortly after when they tried to lend assistance to 1LT D’Amico or when they tried to maneuver against the enemy fire to neutralize it. SP5 Scott rushed from the Company Commander's vehicle to assist D’Amico. At his side or close by, Scott took two bullets to the head. Although still conscious when put on the medevac helicopter (next to D’Amico), he died of his wounds on June 1, 1966. Seven others were wounded in the engagement. [Taken from]

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