In Remembrance Of A Friend: 1st Lt Michael Leon Phillips, 03/19/43 ~ 06/13/68

Graduate Of United States Army Artillery
and Missile Officers Candidate School,
Fort Sill, OK
Class 24-66

Promoted To 1Lt In Hawaii At
HQ 6-11 Artillery
On 11 October 1967

(L to R - Jim Wambold, LTC Luper, Mike Phillips)

Arrived In RVN With The Advanced Party
And Served As Battalion S-2

(Photo By Dwight Houchens, HQ Btry 67-68)

Perished In A Helicopter Incident
On 13 June 1968
When It Was Hit By A Small
Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Warrant Officer Carter was the aircraft commander of a UH-1D helicopter lost during a command and control mission over Quang Nai Province, South Vietnam, on June 13, 1968. Warrant Officer Johnson, Specialist 4 Milton, and Private First Class Weamer were crewmembers on the helicopter; and Lieutenant Colonel Barker, Captain Michles, and First Lieutenant Phillips were passengers.

Individually identified remains for Warrant Officer Carter and Lieutenant Colonel Barker will be returned from Hawaii, as well as group remains which include all seven servicemen. These remains were recovered and repatriated on June 8, 1993 and October 5, 1993 as the result of joint U.S.- Vietnamese survey and excavation activities.

Previously located remains for each serviceman, except Warrant Officer Carter, were recovered, individually identified and repatriated in 1968.

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