Philip Rush Fink
Length Service 20
Unit A Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, USARV
Start Tour 13 December 1967
Casualty Date 13 August 1968
Age at Loss 41 based on date declared dead
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Other explosive device
Vietnam Wall Panel 48W Line 006
First Sergeant Fink also served in Korea.
I served, with Top, Sergeant P. R. Fink, while he was a member, of the 101st, Airborne Division, 501st, Infantry, Echo, Company. I was a member, of the 2nd, Platoon, 1st, Squad. Sgt., Fink was, our First Sergeant, in 1963. I remember him, as small in stature, but large, in spirit and everything else. He kept us, on our toes, trained us well and I feel proud, to have served under him. He had my utmost respect, in 1963 and has even more respect now, that I have learned, that he gave his life, for his Country in Vietnam. Paul D. Dillon, RA18612741.
Wednesday, October 20, 1999