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Philip Glenn Spencer

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phillip spencerSpecialist 4 Philip Glenn Spencer was born on March 3, 1946 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Mr. Glenn F. and Mrs. Jessie K. Spencer. Philip is a 1964 graduate of Willow Run High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan where he was on the 1963 State Championship Football Team. He also was on the wrestling team, student council, Varsity Club and attended Wolverine Boys' State in 1963. He was also in Scouting. Philip attended Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan for a year before transferring to Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan majoring in mechanical engineering.

Specialist 4 Spencer enlisted in the Army on October 25, 1967 taking his Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky with further training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Philip began his tour of duty at Camp Carroll in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam on April 21, 1968 serving as a Field Artillery Surveyor with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 94th Artillery, 108th Artillery Group, XXIV Corps. He died of a very rare blood disease called agranulocytosys at the 108th General Hospital at Kishine Air Force Base in Japan on July 10, 1968.

 

Philip Glenn Spencer is survived by his parents and his wife. He lived 22 years, 4 months and 7 days. He is resting in Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Philip's name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Ypsilanti. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 52W Line 011.

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Michael  Kelly
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Remembering You
I thought about you on Memorial Day.I thought about how more than 40 years have passed since you went to Nam. I thought about attending your wedding and then not long after carring your casket.I have visited the Wall and your panel everytime I have been in Washington. I have taken two rubbings, one for me and one for Rick. Mine is in my home office and I see it everyday.I will never forget you and will always miss you.
Jun 7, 2010

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