Philip Cody Ford
NAME: Philip Cody Ford
PLACE OF BIRTH: Freeport, Texas
DATE OF BIRTH: 30 July 1985
HOME OF RECORD:
DATES OF SERVICE: 20 October 2004 to 10 December 2006
UNIT ASSIGNED: Company C, 3rd BN, 509th (ABN)
CAMPAIGNS: Operation Iraqi Freedom
AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
SPC Philip C. Ford of Freeport, Texas was born on 30 July 1985 in Texas. He enlisted in the United States Army on 20 October 2004. He graduated One Station Unit Training as an 11B Infantryman from D Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of One Station Unit Training, he was assigned to the Ranger Indoctrination Training Detachment. On 16 June 2005 he arrived to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne) where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. While deployed with 3-509th Infantry (Airborne) he was attached to Task Force 1-26 where he participated in numerous combat operations and patrols in Eastern Baghdad in support of Operation Together Forward II. SPC Ford was an integral part of the team, dedicated to mission accomplishment, and displayed unwavering courage and commitment.
Spc. Philip C. Ford, 21, of Freeport, Texas, was an infantryman who joined the Army in October 2004. Ford, died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
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