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Honored veterans for 2014 are brothers
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Aug 28, 2014 | 845 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Richard Combs (l) conducted the interviews for the upcoming veterans program featuring brothers in arms and in fact, Henry (l-r), Raymond, and Bo Phillips.
Richard Combs (l) conducted the interviews for the upcoming veterans program featuring brothers in arms and in fact, Henry (l-r), Raymond, and Bo Phillips.
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Three Jones County veterans, who just happen to be brothers, were interviewed recently in preparation for Veterans Appreciation Day that will take place Nov. 8.

The theme of this year’s event is “Heroes who walk among us” and that is a good description of Henry, Raymond and Bo Phillips. The men grew up as siblings and then became a different type of brothers when they all joined the Marines to serve their country.

Veterans committee chairman retired Marine Col. Richard Combs interviewed the Phillips brothers Aug. 14 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. The interview was videoed and edited by Barry Collins and Bobby Bentley.

Combs began the interview with an introduction of the men and by expressing his appreciation for their service.

He began with Henry Phillips, who was the only one in the group who made the military his career. The oldest brother joined the Marines at the close of WWII in April of 1945.

Phillips said he went to Camp Lejeune for advanced training and was then sent to Camp Pendleton before being shipped out, headed for the Pacific. He said the Japanese surrendered while they were en route and he was sent to Guam.

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