Phillips, Roy Lee, CPL

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Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1968


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address
Chicago, IL

Casualty Date
Feb 02, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Kien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Restvale Cemetery - Alsip, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36E 082

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Infantry Shoulder Cord

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry 9th Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 11B10, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry
  1967-1968, 11B10, 9th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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Last Known Activity

Ben Tre City, about 12 kilometers south of My Tho, was captured by the VC at the outbreak of the Tet Offensive. Bravo Company, 2/60 Infantry, was directed to recapture the city. They did so, but only after a bloody fight that killed Americans, VC, and civilians alike and which destroyed much of the town itself. The American dead were

    2LT Kenneth E. Golden, Youngstown, OH
    SP4 Irvin Brown, Mount Pleasant, SC
    CPL Vincent P. Landon, Detroit, MI
    CPL Eloy F. Le Blanc, San Francisco, CA
    CPL Roy L. Phillips, Chicago, IL
    SP4 Jack P. Wilson, Burbank, CA
    PFC Charles J. Bauer, Long Island City, NY
    PFC Fred W. Jansonius, Jamestown, ND
    PFC Ralph A. Keating, Caledonia, MI
    PFC Robert A. Reyes, Richmond, CA
    PFC Selmer E. Salveson, St Paul, MN
    PFC Paul A. Stender, Skokie, IL

2/Lt. Kenneth Edward Golden was in the battle of Ben Tre. As part of the Tet Offensive the VC seized control of Ben Tre City in Kien Hoa Province in the eastern central Mekong Delta. This area was normally the TAOR of the 2nd. or Riverine Brigade. However, tactical necessities required the 3rd. Brigade to assist in Kien Hoa province. During 1st. the 3/39 Inf was air assaulted into the city to clear the north bank of the Mekong. In the words of one of the officers, much of the city was already burning rubble from the bombs, mortar rounds and artillery. On the morning of Feb 2,1968 the 2/60th. was air assaulted into Ben Tre to assist the 3/39th. The plan was to assault across the bridge into the heart of the city. B 2/60th. was assigned to lead the way and fight across the bridge and into the city. Snipers began firing when the US forces got within several blocks of the bridge, then the VC began dropping in mortar rounds. The company did fight its way into the cental city and helped secure it. The 3/39th and the 2/60th. and airstrikes combined for 150 VC KIA in the 2 days of action. 2/Lt. Kenneth Edward Golden is one of 13 men who made the Wall that day and Bravo Company 2/60th. won the U.S. Valorous Unit Award. You are not forgotten , Rest Well my friend , you are in our hearts and minds forever!


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