William Kearney 'Sol' Phillips

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Sherman, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A CAPTAIN WHILE IN COMMAND OF THE USS OAKLAND (CL-95), DURING THE ACTION FOR THE OCCUPATION OF THE GILBERT ISLANDS, 18 NOVEMBER TO 10 DECEMBER 1943. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR WITH ONE GOLD STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE NAVY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL.