Elliott, Phillip Allen


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 27-Mar-1949

Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 22-May-1969

Start of tour: 17-Oct-1969

Incident date: 10-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 10-Mar-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Phillip Allen Elliott was killed while gunner on a military vehicle on a military mission when a hostile force was encountered. / Gunner on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Phillip Allen Elliott
1LT Donald Woods Holman
1LT Stuart Bassett Lamkin
SGT Robert Michael Smith

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 387 587

Place of interment: Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Alpena, Michigan, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 13W 103 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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