Saturday, August 27, 2016
PFC George Michael Phillips Jr
George was drafted in November 1943. He attended training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, was then sent to Fort Meade, Maryland and then sent overseas and was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry. He landed with the unit at Omaha Beach on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944. PFC Phillips fought with the unit through the hedgerows, Saint-Lo and Vire. PFC Phillips was wounded on 27 Aug 1944 as the 116th Infantry began the attack on Brest, France. Evacuated to hospital, he died of his wound(s) on 27 Aug 1944
PFC Phillips was buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.
Brother, James Beddal Phillips, served as a PFC in the U.S. Army in the war. Margaret re-married but died in 1958.