Phillips, Sammie Eugene (P3, C1, L34)
Private First Class Sammie E. Phillips of Vine Grove, Hardin County, Kentucky, was killed on Monday, 10 September 2007 when his vehicle overturned while conducting a traffic control mission on a highway near Rustamiyah, Iraq. Phillips, 19, was assigned to Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, based in Carlisle, Kentucky. Phillips joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in 2006 and deployed with his unit in August 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was a 2006 graduate of North Hardin High School.