Phillips, Gregory Lee, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 67N10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 4



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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Albuquerque
Last Address
Albuquerque

Casualty Date
Nov 04, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39W 018

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1968, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]


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  Tributes from Others: Aug 26, 2015  
   

Donald  Storm
Donald_Storm@ca.blm.gov
friend
420 N. Warner St Ridgecrest CA 93555 USA
Forty Years Ago
Lost in another presidential election was a death on Nov. 4, 1968, Sp4 Gregory Phillips, Crewchief, D Troop 3/4 Cav, 25th Inf Div. That evening five helicopters flew in to an LZ to take out the Blue Plt, as his ship, the lead, started to lift off, the NVA launched an RPG and MG ambush of the entire LZ. Four ships never lifted off, and an RPG exploded into the side of Gregory's ship, sending shrapnel into his chest. His pilot did lift off though, and flew crippled a short distance to a evening bivouac being formed by one of the other Cav Troop. But Gregory had bled to death during that flight. The irony is that he escaped that ambush, but yet if he had stayed, he would have received help, and possibly lived. So, forty years later, Gregory, your death is still remembered, as well as the cruel irony of it. Take Care as Always.
Nov 3, 2008
 
Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
mpjr54@msn.com
Fellow Cav Brother
D/3/4 Cav 25 Inf

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things. You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung, high in the sunlit silence, hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle flew, and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. By John G. Magee, Jr.

Dec 15, 2006
 
doug snyder
C2555D@aol.com
FELLOW SOLDIER 25TH INF.
2555 MIDDLE WAY
EASTON, PA 18040 USA
NOT FORGOTTEN HERO
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, HERO, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE, DOUG, CO.A, 222ND INF., 25TH INF. DIV. 1968
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
 
Jim Brothers
Same outfit-a year later.
Greg-Although I did not know you, be assured you are not forgotten. R.I.P. Brother. D Trp. 3/4 Ca. Centaurs
Friday, April 25, 2003
 
 We Remember
Gregory is buried at Sante Fe Nat Cem
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com

Monday, January 17, 2005
 
Thank you
Dear, Gregory

You probably were panicky at first, then your adrenaline kicked in, and finally there was no turning back. You had finally set foot on the battlefield. Your heart was racing, and jumping into your throat, and your dreams were to get out alive and get back home safely to your loved ones. For some, these dreams became realities and for others they were just that, a dream. I can not thank you enough for your service in the armed forces. You’re an honorable and courageous soldier who took the call to defend freedom and America at all costs. I once again would like to thank you for your courageous actions
Posted by: Kyle Fever

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Friday, March 28, 2003

   
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Last Updated:
Aug 26, 2015
   
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