Grave marker for Robert M.
Phillips and wife in the Riverside Memorial Park
Cemetery, Jacksonville (Duval County), Florida
(Courtesy Robert Tynan)
The Pride Never Left
note below Robert's vital statistics, the engravings of the 508th
and 82nd logos as well his jump wings with one combat jump star.
Robert Moses Phillips, 83, of Middleburg, FL passed away
October 26, 2005. He was born October 23, 1922 in Waycross, GA to Mose
and Minnie Lee Phillips and has been a resident of Middleburg since
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 29, 2005 at Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy
Blvd. Burial in Riverside Memorial Park will follow. The family will
receive friends Friday, October 28, 2005 from 6-8 PM at the funeral
During World War II, Robert served our country
valiantly as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division 508th Parachute
Infantry Regiment. The 508th PIR won the Presidential Unit Citation for
heroic performance in the D-Day Normandy invasion June 6, 1944. The unit
was chosen as General Dwight D. Eisenhower's honor guard at the end of
the World War II and received honors from France, Belgium and Holland.
Robert earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his heroic service to
our country. He married his sweetheart Jeanie Parrish on August 30, 1946
and they celebrated 55 years of marriage together before her homegoing
on July 2, 2002. They are now "Together Forever".
Published: 28 Oct 2005,
Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville (Duval County), FL