David L. Phillips
First Lieutenant David L. Phillips was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class #501-69, 22 April, 1969. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, “D” Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | Subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Platoon Leader, 3rd Platoon “A” Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Infantry Platoon Leader 1st Platoon “A” Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; S-3 (Air), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; S-2 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Commander, Team A/1-33, 12th Special Forces Group (USAR), Detroit, Michigan. | First Lieutenant Phillips attended the following military courses: Infantry Mortar Platoon Course, Airborne and Jumpmaster Courses and the Special Forces Qualification Course. | His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (3 w/“V” device), Purple Heart, Air Medal (Numeral “3”), Army Commendation Medals (2, 1 “V” device), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Civil Action Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He also wears the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Senior Parachutist Badge.