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Phillip Frank | Fallen Heroes | Operation Welcome You Home

Phillip Frank

Phil Frank was born in New Jersey on July 5, 1983.

Phil loved his family, playing the drums, and the theater. Phil was a loyal friend. He always put the needs of others before his own.

On September 11, 2001 Phil watched as a plane crashed into the World Trade Center and the first tower fell. He had just started his senior year in high school. He resolved then to do something to protect his country and those he loved.

Phil enlisted in the US Marine Corps in November 2002. On the day he graduated from boot camp at MCRD in San Diego, he introduced his mom and dad to his fellow graduates. He explained that because these were his brothers, they were now their sons.

As Phil prepared to leave for Iraq, he said, “Where can a guy like me be a part of freeing 35 million people from tyranny of a Saddam Hussein”? Phil wanted to “be a part of bring democracy and freedom like we have here, and so take for granted, to the people of Iraq.”

Phil made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation on April 8, 2004.




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