MELVIN C. PHILLIPS, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Melvin Phillips '43

Date of birth: November 2, 1919

Date of death: February 26, 1944

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Melvin was lost when USS Grayback (SS 208) was sunk by Japanese aircraft on February 26, 1944 south of Okinawa.

His parents were listed as next of kin. There is a cenotaph to his memory in South Duxbury, VT.

On Eternal Patrol lists him as a recipient of the Bronze Star; unable to find a citation.


Class of 1943

Melvin is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.