We knew Phil from NASA and met Phil's Mother as we stood on the balcony in the Air & Space Center viewing the F-106 he had flown. Phil surely fought the good fight and I believe his experiences thru his medical issues have helped many others. Certainly, his positive attitude had an effect on those who knew him. With heartfelt sympathy to his family and many friends.
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..." John Magee, High Flight