Phillip Duane Sanders

Army of the United States
25 December 1948 - 15 May 1969
Coweta, Oklahoma
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Phillip Duane Sanders

26 Sep 2007

Phillip was my dad's best friend growing up. I never met him myself, his daughter Kristi and I were born while our dads were overseas. I feel like I know what type of guy he was. My dad speaks of him often. Phillip was a fun loving guy, always wanted to have a good time. He was one of 8 boys killed from Coweta, OK. Our town has never forgotten any of "our boys". Several years ago the Moving Wall came to Coweta, I can count on one hand how many times I have seen my dad shed tears. This was the most. He misses him and the life they had planned together with their wives and children. He would be a grandpa now. His brother John misses him terribly ... he thinks and talks about him a lot these days. John has been diagnosed with cancer. I feel honored to have been born to a Vietnam Vet. I shed tears when I hear our National Anthem. I am proud of our Coweta boys and their families for their sacrifices they have made. With never ending love and appreciation. One of the kids, Janice Pearson

From a friend's daughter,
Janice Pearson
26804 E. 71st Street, Broken Arrow, Ok

From The Virtual Wall:
In order, the eight men from Wagoner County, Oklahoma, who died in Vietnam were
      * CPL Billy K. Carver from Coweta; B Co, 5th Bn, 7th Cavalry (04/08/1967)
      * SP4 Frank E. Faught from Coweta; C Co, 52nd Infantry (01/31/1968)
      * TSgt Dallis Perryman from Coweta; 3rd Combat Support Group (02/28/1968)
      * CPL Grover W. Boston from Coweta; A Btry, 1st Bn, 40th Artillery (05/02/1968)
      * SGT Phillip D. Sanders from Coweta; E Co, 1st Bn, 52nd Infantry (05/15/1969)
      * PFC William F. Gilmore from Wagoner; E Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Cavalry (01/05/1970)
      * SP4 Donald P. Sloat from Coweta; D Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Infantry (01/17/1970)
      * CPL Jimmy L. Campbell from Wagoner; A Co, 1st Bn, 46th Infantry (02/11/1970)

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Sep 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009