Phillips, Alton Ray, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11D10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
Service Years
1968 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Campbellsville
Last Address
Campbellsville

Casualty Date
Jun 15, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Tay Ninh
Conflict
Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
Location of Interment
Elkhorn Cemetery - Elk Horn, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
22W 055

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 542
Tribute from the 3/4 Cavalry Association... posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 224
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Tank Weapons

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Campbell, KY), 1
  1968, Basic Training (Fort Knox, KY), 1
 Unit Assignments
Airborne School3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1968-1968, 11D10, Airborne School
  1968-1969, 11D10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1968-1969, 11D10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1968-1969, 11D10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 04, 2013, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 

Alton was postumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant from Specialist 4thClass.  He was 20 years old when he died.  He was in 1st Platoon, A Troop, 3rd Sqd, 4th Cav, 25th Inf Div.  I believe his Basic Combat Training (BCT) was at Fort Campbell, Kentucky while his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) was at Fort Knox (Armor), Kentucky.

   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 22W 055
MOS 11D20 SN 11744283  
DB 10 Sept 1948  Campbellsville, KY
KIA RVA/GUN SHOT/SM ARMS
Baptist/Caucasian/Single
Education: Taylor County Elementary and Taylor County High School for three and one half years.
Father: Ray Howard Phillips (1907 - 1985)
Mother: Blanche Thompson (1912 - 1975)
Sister:  Margueirite Clark
Brothers:  Delmore and Wilbur Phillips.
Home State: Kentucky
   
 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav AssociationKentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1969, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1969, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]3
  1969, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
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