Phillip Earl Ireland was the son of Herbert Ellsworth Ireland and Bessie Covey. He was married to Bernice Mills and had a daughter Mary Ann. He was a 1962 graduate of Easton High School and enlisted in the US Army on December 15, 1962. He was killed when his tank was destroyed by enemy fire.
Length Service 04
Unit 1st Platoon, K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, USARV
Start Tour 10 January 1967
Incident Date 21 May 1967
Casualty Date 21 May 1967
Age at Loss 24
Location Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Burns
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He was killed in action while serving in Long Khanh, South Vietnam.
Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
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