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Phillip Francis Schoeffling

Date of birth: November 29, 1948
Place of Birth: California, Los Angeles
Home of record: Los Angeles California

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Phillip Francis Schoeffling (ASN: RA-19877247), United States Army, for gallantry in action in the Republic of Vietnam on 14 June 1969. Sergeant Schoeffling distinguished himself while serving as a radio telephone operator in Battery B, 2d Battalion, 320th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, at Fire Support Base Berchtesgaden, Republic of Vietnam. During the early morning hours on the cited date, an unknown size enemy force initiated an intense mortar attack against the fire base which knocked out radio communication in the Control Center. Sergeant Schoeffling, with complete disregard for his own safety, left his shelter with a radio and positioned himself outside in the intense mortar fire so as to reestablish communications and thus direct counter mortar fire. Sergeant Schoeffling's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, General Orders No. 8441 (July 8, 1969)

Action Date: June 14, 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Battery B

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 320th Artillery

Division: 101st Airborne Division

Bronze Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Sergeant Phillip Francis Schoeffling (ASN: RA-19877247), United States Army, for heroism in ground combat against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on 14 June 1969. Sergeant Schoeffling distinguished himself while serving as a radio telephone operator in the 2d Battalion, 320th Artillery, at Fire Support Base Berchtesgaden, Republic of Vietnam. During the early morning hours on the cited date, an unknown size enemy force launched an intense mortar and ground attack against the fire base. During the initial contact, the Artillery Liaison Officer was mortally wounded and communications with supporting artillery units were completely destroyed. Sergeant Schoeffling took a radio outside of his protected bunker and despite the heavy volume of shrapnel and small arms fire, was able to reestablish communications with the artillery units. His valiant actions enabled valuable artillery fire to be called in to suppress the enemy attack. Sergeant Schoeffling's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, General Orders No. 9733 (July 28, 1969)

Action Date: June 14, 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 320th Artillery

Division: 101st Airborne Division