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Donation of Electric Wheelchair to Chapter 942 of the Vietnam Veterans Asso
Date: 11/25/2012
Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

November 23, 2012

For Immediate Release:

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond along with Captain Lenda Clark will donate an electric wheelchair to Chapter 942 of the Vietnam Veteran Association in memory of Specialist Marvin Foster Phillips, who lost his life in the line of duty on September 26, 1966.

The chair will be presented to Robert Cothran, Chapter 942 of the Vietnam Veteran Association on:

Monday, November 26, 2012, 9:00 a.m. at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office West Sector in the Patrol Squad Room.

Captain Lenda Clark wishes the chair donated on behalf of the men and women of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for their strong support for the military.

Below is listed a short obituary.

Specialist Marvin Foster Phillips, 20, of the United States Army, who was listed as missing in action for 45 years was recently found to have died in the line of duty on Monday, Sept. 26, 1966 while on a combat operation in Vietnam on a UH-1B aircraft that crashed in the South China Sea. He was born in Palmer, Tenn., on June 30, 1946 to David and Rubie Davis Phillips who preceded him in death. He was a 1964 graduate of Grundy County High School. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Ruth (Mike) Shadrick, of Palmer, and Lucy (Paul) West, of Jasper; brothers, Jerry Lee Phillips, Tullahoma, James Earl Phillips, Morrison, Bill and Kirk Phillips, Gruetli-Laager and Glenn (Terry) Phillips, Altamont; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Grundy County High School Gymnasium with Bishop Willard Griffin officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery with full Military Honors

Janice Atkinson

Public Information Officer

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

office/423-209-8922 cell/423-290-4594

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