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Philip George Phillips ’49

Philip George Phillips (né Filipu) ’49, February 6, 2006. In 1941, Phil went to work as a welder in a shipyard, then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942; serving with the Army Air Corps 100th Reconnaissance Squadron in Australia, New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, and in the Ryuku Islands. After the war, he attended Reed, earning a BA in political science. He worked in the steel industry as a scrap broker and consultant. He spent 20 years as a salesman with Russell, Burdsall, and Ward, retiring in 1983. Phil enjoyed camping and fishing. Survivors include his wife Nancy, two sons and a daughter, and a brother, James G. Phillips ’48.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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