Jimmy Wayne Phipps
B CO, 1ST ENGR BN, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
01 November 1950 - 27 May 1969
Culver City, California
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More photos are below.
The database page for Jimmy Wayne Phipps
READ HIS MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION
|"PFC Phipps was attached to
Company C, 1st Bn, 5th Marines at the time of his death. We were then operating
in the Arizona Territory northwest of An Hoa.
I was Platoon Commander of 3d Platoon Charlie Company. On the morning of May 27, 1969, we found the dud 175 round that eventually killed him during our morning patrol. Because I did not have an engineer attached to my patrol, we returned to the Company perimeter and reported the location of the round.
2d Lt Neil Meier, platoon commander of 1st platoon, took out the afternoon patrol, and PFC Phipps accompanied the platoon. It was Neil who was one of the men Phipps saved by his gallant action.
I remember him as a friendly young man who was glad to be attached to a rifle company and away from the humdrum of the garrison-like life of an Engineer Company. He was a gallant Marine."
Michael R. McCarty
Neil Mishalov's site
Private First Class Phipps rests
|The picture of Jimmy in civilian clothes is his late
high school picture, 11th grade, I think.
Jimmy left high school to join the Marines. He said that he wanted to do something with his life, so my parents signed papers to let him join, since he was only 17 at the time.
My brother Jimmy had a very kind heart, he always was helping
Jimmy was the second of four children (3 boys and 1 girl).
memorial from his Sister,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)