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Lavoy E. Phillips Papers

Identifier: CSWS-0007

  • Staff Only

This collection contains Lavoy E. Phillips military records including a copy of his honorable discharge certificate, photographs during his service in Guam, and press clippings concerning the 50th anniversary of WWII.


  • 1942 December 27-1946 January 6

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This collection contains Lavoy E. Phillips’ military records, photographs, and press clippings concerning his service in World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lavoy Phillips was born August 14, 1922 in Adamsville, Tennessee. On April 26, 1942 he was married to Mildred Raleigh Phillips and the following year enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served 14 months in Guam during World War II as Corporal on the 28th Bomber Squadron. Phillips was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, and a Good Conduct Medal for his services in the Army Air Force. In 1946, Phillips was honorably discharged.

In addition to his military service, Phillips earned his Bachelor's at the University of Tennessee, gaining him employment at Commercial Credit and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. He retired from FDIC as Bank Examiner. He died June 3, 2008 at the age of 85 in Ocala, Florida

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as part of MS.2012. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.1.0007 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA