Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Leo Phillips was born in
Oklahoma on December 10, 1922. He was drafted into the Army
on July 9, 1942 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. He listed his home of residence as
Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma and his civilian occupation as
Unskilled Construction Occupations. He had completed grammar school
and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private First Class Phillips was
killed in action in Germany, on September 20, 1944,
during the first penetration of Germany by the 22nd Infantry, near Brandscheid.
Leo Phillips was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Oklahoma.
Hendricks cemetery Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma
Photo by Alice Huitt Preston from the Find A Grave website
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