Donald Dewayne Philbeck

Private First Class
Army of the United States
05 February 1949 - 20 February 1968
Richmond, Kentucky
Panel 40E Line 046

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Donald Dewayne Philbeck

27 Apr 2004

Don is an adopted honoree of the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas. Although Don was not from the area, one of the founding members of the memorial placed his name for adoption and it was ratified by the membership. Don is remembered by that organization and by his community and by the state of Kentucky. May his sacrifice not be in vain.

26 Dec 2005

Donald's first cousin, John Philbeck, is the president and founding member of the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial located in Midland, Texas. John is a tireless worker and fund raiser and is one of the primary people who have contributed to the ongoing sucess of the Memorial. John submitted Don's name to be included in our Memorial and at the time of the construction, John placed some of Don's memoriabila into the concrete foundation. To John, your cousin's sacrifice will always be remembered.

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762

A Note from The Virtual Wall

OPERATION LAM SON 68 was a search and destroy operation with seven infantry battalions and the 1/4th Cav to clear the An My, Lai Khe, and Phu Loi areas. The opposing forces primarily were the 273rd VC and Dong Nai Regiments. During the operation, C Company, 1/28 Infantry, engaged a VC force of unknown size near Thu Duc in a brief but violent fight. Charlie 1/28 lost 18 men killed in action, with 11 more wounded - but inflicted 123 dead on the Viet Cong. Those lost in the battle were
  • 1LT Jeffrey W. Green, Bowling Green, KY
  • SSG Daniel Holcomb, Columbus, GA
  • SGT Guy E. Lee, Lancaster, OH
  • SP5 Galen E. Ohlson, Modesto, CA, Medic from HHC
  • SP5 Alfred R. Olson, St Paul, MN, Medic from HHC
  • SP4 Stephen M. Hansen, Seattle, WA
  • SP4 Donald L. Herndon, Danville, VA
  • SP4 Jimmie D. Jones, Houston, TX
  • CPL Darryl W. Pointer, Shipman, IL
  • CPL Paul R. Urban, Huntington, WV
  • SP4 Walter E. Vonderchek, Horseheads, NY
  • PFC James A. Anderson, Chester, PA
  • PFC Jose B. Herrera, Agat, GU
  • PFC Jeffrey L. Holbrook, Indianapolis, IN
  • PFC Marvin L. Miller, Madison, IN
  • PFC David L. Morehouse, Canistota, SD
  • PFC Donald D. Philbeck, Richmond, KY
  • PFC Arnold W. Price, Philadelphia, PA (Dist Svc Cross)

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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