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Lavoy E. Phillips Papers

Identifier: CSWS-0007

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 Decebmer 27-1946 January 6

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Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


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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

Materials were donated either by the veterans listed in the collection or by their families.

Repository Details

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

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA