Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wednesday Hero ~ CPL Phillip E Baucus

Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus

Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus
28 years old from Wolf Creek, Montana
3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
July 29, 2006

Marine Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus was the nephew of Montana Senator Max Baucus. He joined the Corps in 2002, returned from his first deployment in March/April 2005 and was sent to Iraq in March of 2006.

Cpl. Baucus was killed alongside fellow Marines Sgt. Christian Williams, 27 yrs old from Winter Haven, Fla., LCPL Jason Hanson of Forks, Washington, and Lance Cpl. Anthony E. Butterfield, 19 yrs old from Clovis, Calif. during combat operations in Al Anbar province.

"Phillip was an incredible person, a dedicated Marine, a loving son and husband, and a proud Montanan and American," Sen. Baucus said. "He heroically served the country he loved and he gave it his all."

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives

so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday.

For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for this tribute to my husband. There are a few things that need to be corrected. Phillip returned from his first deployment in March/April of 2005. He redeployed in March of 2006. He was killed with three other men, the third being LCPL Jason Hanson of Forks, Washington. This is a common error as the press got it wrong in the begining. Kathy Baucus

Flag Gazer said...

Kathy -
Thank you for the corrections - I have updated the post. The press does make a lot of errors on these.

And, thank you for all you have given for our country.