|Reuben Jasper Phillips|
Phillips' gravestone in San Francisco National Cemetery
|Born||July 28, 1874|
|Died||February 8, 1936(aged 61)|
|Place of birth||Cambria, California|
|Place of burial||San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1898 - 1903|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Phillips was born July 28, 1874 in Cambria, California and enlisted into the Marine Corps from Mare Island, California July 16, 1898. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
He received the Medal for his actions in China on 13 and 20–22 June 1900 and it was presented to him July 19, 1901.
He was discharged from the Marine Corps on July 21, 1903 at the rank of sergeant. He died February 8, 1936 and is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California and his grave can be found in plot D.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 28 July 1874, Cambria, Calif. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Phillips distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Schuon, Karl (June 1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary: the corps' fighting men, what they did, where they served. Franklin Watts, Inc.. p. 171. http://books.google.com/books?id=WMY6AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=Phillips%2C%20Reuben%20Jasper&f=false. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "PHILLIPS, REUBEN JASPER". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/chinare.html. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- ↑ "Reuben Jasper Phillips". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3538854. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "Reuben Jasper Phillips". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2640. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
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