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For other people of the same name, see Sid Phillips. Sidney C. Phillips, Jr. Born September 2, 1924 (1924-09-02) (age 86) Nickname Sid Place of birth Mobile, Alabama Allegiance  United States Service/branch United States Marine Corps Years of service 1941 - 1945 Rank Corporal Unit How Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division Battles/wars World War II Guadalcanal Campaign Battle of Cape Gloucester Other work Physician, Writer Sidney C. Phillips, Jr. (born September 2, 1924) is a retired family practice physician from Mobile, Alabama who is most widely known to the public as one of the collaborators who provided source material and interviews for the making of Ken Burns' PBS documentary film The War and the HBO miniseries The Pacific. His recollections revolve around his time as a young man fighting in the Pacific War as a United States Marine.[1][2] Contents 1 Biography 2 Media presentation 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External links Biography Phillips was born in Mobile, Alabama, the second child after his sister Katherine. A younger brother, John, followed. Their father, Sidney, was a US Army veteran of the Battle of Argonne Forest and became a teacher, then the principal of Murphy High School. Phillips, a 1941 Murphy High School graduate, volunteered to enlist in the US Marines at age seventeen on December 8, 1941, then was inducted later that month after gaining parental permission. He served with How Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division and saw combat as an 81mm mortarman in a number of battles including the Battle of the Tenaru during the Guadalcanal Campaign and the Battle of Cape Gloucester.[1][2][3] He reported that his mortar crew observed effective fire control discipline with one example being a firefight on Cape Gloucester where they were able to provide light high explosive rounds through the jungle canopy only fifteen yards in front of their own lines.[4] Phillips reported that after his overseas duty he enrolled in V12, a program designed to educate young men so they could become US Navy officers. However his four year US Marine Corps enlistment expired on December 31, 1945, freeing him to return to Mobile. He had decided while at Cape Gloucester to become a physician so he followed by enrolling in Spring Hill College, then went to medical school to become a family physician. In April, 1946 he married the former Mary Houston; his best man was Eugene Sledge. He enlisted in the reserves while at Spring Hill, then was finally discharged in April, 1948.[5] He lives quietly in Alabama, after completing a long career and finally retiring. He reports that Sledge's widow and sons introduced him to Ken Burns' writing team, then later the HBO writers, so that he was able to provide needed information about the lives of WW-II Marines in combat for the making of The Pacific.[6] Media presentation Phillips is the author of the book You'll be Sor-ree, an accounting of his experiences in the US Marines. As a surviving veteran of World War II battles including the Guadalcanal Campaign and the Battle of Cape Gloucester he has provided valuable documentary interviews describing his recollections of the Pacific Theater of Operations. (See oral history preservation.) His character was played by actor Ashton Holmes in the HBO miniseries The Pacific.[7][8] See also Biography portal World War II portal United States Marine Corps portal Robert Leckie Eugene Sledge Notes ^ a b The War (PBS) ^ a b Ambrose, Hugh (14 March 2010). "A Fight to the Death". Parade Magazine ( Retrieved 20 March 2010.  ^ Phillips, Sidney (March 2010). You'll be Sor-ree. Valor Studios. ISBN 0615336833.  ^ Phillips, pages 157-158 ^ Phillips, pages 170, 185-195 ^ Phillips page 198. ^ Chen, Sandie A (19 Mar, 2010). "WWII Veteran Dr. Sidney Phillips Reacts to HBO's 'The Pacific'". AOL TV (Celebrity Interviews). Retrieved 20 Mar 2010.  ^ Mobile man in HBO WWII miniseries ( References Phillips, Sidney (March 2010). You'll be Sor-ree. Valor Studios. ISBN 0615336833.  External links "The Official Website of Marine Sidney Phillips". Retrieved March 21, 2010.  "Video of Sid Phillips narrating historical battle footage from the U.S. National Archives". Retrieved April 13, 2010.  Persondata Name Phillips, Sidney Alternative names Short description Date of birth September 2, 1924 Place of birth Mobile, Alabama Date of death Place of death