Lee, Phillip Lewis


Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 1204 – Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Reserve

Date of birth: 15-Jun-1946

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Marital status: Married to Margarata E. Lee

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 11-Nov-1970

Incident date: 17-Apr-1971

Date of casualty: 17-Jun-1971

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Phillip Lewis Lee died as a result of wounds received while on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Enroute to night defensive position (NDP) engaged enemy at a bunker complex in firefight.   Admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 17 Apr 1971 at 1900 hrs, placed on Very Serious Injured (VSI) list on 18 Apr 1971 at 0230 hrs.  On 27 Apr 1971 transferred to United States Army Hospital in Okinawa, where he remained until final transfer to Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where he expired on 17 Jun 1971.

Five Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SGT Willis Norwood Andrews
SP4 Fidencio Flores Jr
1LT Phillip Lewis Lee
SP5 George James Orr
SP4 Gary Lee Reynolds

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 523 316

Place of interment: Radnor Cemetery, Radnor, Ohio, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 03W 080 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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