Captain David Joseph Phillips Jr.

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    - TSGT Frank Scroggin, ANG RET.
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Captain David Joseph Phillips, Jr. Captain David Joseph Phillips, Jr., 32, a United States Air Force Fighter Pilot serving his country in Vietnam died July 3, 1966 after serving more than 10 years. Captain Phillips was assigned to the 10th Fighter Commando Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Bien Hoa Airfield, Republic of Vietnam. On that day he departed the airfield aboard a Northrop F-5C Freedom Fighter modified to a "Skoshie Tiger" with two other aircraft on a close air support mission over Kien Giang Province, Republic of Vietnam. He was believed to have crashed after releasing his ordnance. In July 1973, the tail section of the aircraft was located; however witnesses reported the pilot was killed in the crash and later buried. Joint U.S./S.R.V teams excavated a crash/burial site and recovered human remains, subsequently to be that of Captain Phillips. Captain Phi llips' wife, Margaret "Peggy" Guy was left with three young children to raise and she managed to go on with her life. In the fall of 1984, Peggy Phillips got quite a shock as the Air Force sent her a copy of a report received in the intelligence community that her husband was alive and well in a prisoner of war camp in Southeast Asia. The Air Force sent the report with no analysis. She later received a letter stating that the previous report was found to be false. She had no means to investigate the report. She later died on August 17, 1989. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and John Robbins, Donna and Robert Hatcher and Davida and Glenn Stubbs all of Savannah and his brother and sister -in-law, Richard A. and Phyllis Phillips of Marietta; four grandchildren and one niece. Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Sunday, July 3, 2005 in the Hodgson Chapel of Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors. Burial: Bonaventure Cemetery at 1:15 p.m. with Full Military Honors. Savannah Morning News, June 30, 2005 Please sign our Obituary Guestbook at www.savannahnow.com
Published in Savannah Morning News from June 29 to June 30, 2005