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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private First Class 2
Birth:
16 Jan 1949 2
Death:
11 Jun 1968 2
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Full Name:
James Alvin Phipps 2
Birth:
16 Jan 1949 2
Male 2
Death:
11 Jun 1968 2
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 2
Age at Death: 19 2
Body Recovered: Recovered 2
Casualty Date: 11 Jun 1968 2
Casualty Location: LZ Torch, 14 k SSE of KSCB 2
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 2
Residence:
Hometown: Compton, CA 2
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 2
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private First Class 2
Battalion:
1st Bn 2
Company:
C Btry 2
Enlistment Type:
Regular 2
Grade:
E2 2
Major Command:
3rd Mar Div 2
Regiment:
12th Marines 2
Service:
Marine Corps 2
Specialty:
Field Artillery Cannoneer (USMC) 2
Tour Start Date:
05 Jan 1968 2
Years Served:
0 2
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Religion:
Protestant - No Denominational Preference 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 28 2
Panel: 58W 2

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Vietnam Veteran

Quang Tri, Vietnam

Private First Class James Alvin Phipps joined Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Republic of South Vietnam on 5 January 1968.
He was a field artillery cannoneer assigned to gun 5, 105 howitzers.
During operation LZ Torch, in the early morning hours of 11 June 1968, near Khe Sanh, Charlie Battery came under a heavy volume of motar and small arms, with automatic weapons fire supporting an aggressive assalt by a company size North Vietnamese Army Force.
PFC James Phipps was killed by small arms fire. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

Thank you Marine for your service to this great nation and our Corps..

THE WALL

Standing here in front of the Wall
silently reading your name
solemnly I thank you one and all
Each of you different, yet the same

The list seems forever endless
but I remember your faces
you made the supreme sacrifice, I confess
as I walk slowly with measured paces

Each one of you answered the call
willingly or not, you gave your lives
Rest easy, my Brothers - heroes all
The Nation still survives


"War drew us from our homeland

In the sunlit springtime of our youth.

Those who did not come back alive remain

 in perpetual springtime -- forever young --

And a part of them is with us always."

--- Author Unknown ---

 God Bless  You                  ike



Vietnam Wall Panel coord 58W 028

JAMES ALVIN PHIPPS
Marine Corps - PFC - E2
Age: 19
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Jan 16, 1949
From: COMPTON, CA
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Single

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