Phillips, Virgil, Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2003-2003, 4745, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
Service Years
1944 - 1950

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Loogootee

Casualty Date
Nov 01, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
1st Cavalry Division AssociationN/AKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Military Order of the Purple Heart
  2008, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  2008, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]
  2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page



Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The Eighth Army began its offensive northward on 16 September. The ROK I and II Corps were in position on the north side of the perimeter. The U.S. I Corps, composed to the 1st Cavalry Division, the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, the 24th Division, and the 1st ROK Division, was on the Taegu front. The remainder of the Eighth Army, positioned along the Naktong, included the U.S. 2d and 25th Divisions and attached ROK units. Progress was limited at first, but as the portent of the converging attacks became clear to the North Koreans, they fled north with heavy losses in men and materiel. Elements of the 7th Division (X Corps) and the 1st Cavalry Division (Eighth Army) made contact late on 26 September just south of Suwon, thus effecting a juncture of U.N. forces. Organized enemy resistance continued in the Eighth Army sector until the last days of September. Although large numbers of enemy troops escaped through the eastern mountains, more than 100,000 prisoners were captured during this period; by 30 September the North Korean Army had ceased to exist as an organized force below the 38th parallel. However, remnants of the army, fighting as guerrillas, continued to pose a considerable threat to the security of the U.N. forces.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Dec 8, 2008
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  107 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barnes, John, T/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Blue, Albert, SFC, (1949-1960)
  • Cortez, Agapito, S/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Crary, William Burton, 1LT, (1940-1950)
  • Donovan, George Thomas, M/Sgt, (1943-1951)
  • Eaton, Ivan, Cpl, (1950-1954)
  • Foster, Donald
  • Herbert, Anthony, LTC, (1947-1972)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Moore, Mel, Cpl, (1949-1952)
  • Stinson, John, Cpl, (1951-1953)
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