Aulton Newell Phillips Sr.
Born 25 August 1919
Died 30 July 1945
Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines

Aulton Phillips served as a Fireman 2nd Class aboard the cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis CA-35. After delivering the components for the atomic bomb to Tinian Island, his ship was torpedoed and sunk July 30, 1945. He was lost at sea along with 879 fellow crewman.

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