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Philip B. Baysinger

Baysinger's Captain Writes That County Boy Died August 2

Mrs. Rose Baysinger, route 4, received on Monday a letter by Captain R. C. Spillane, commanding officer of the company of Marines with which her son, Pfc. Philip B. Baysinger, was serving when he was killed in action. The letter, which will be kept by a bereaved family, contains a beautiful tribute to fhe boy. The commanding officer's letter of September 16th read:

"Dear Mrs. Baysinger:

I regret that it is my duty to confirm the notice which you have already received regarding the death of your son, Private First Class Philip B. Baysinger, who died of wounds on August 2, 1944, which he received on the same date, in action against the enemy Japanese forces at Tinian, Marianas Islands.

I appreciate how little these words can do to alleviate your grief and feeling of great loss, but I want you to know that I extend the heartfelt sympathy of every officer and man of this company.

You will be proud to know your son died a valiant death In the service of his country and that in his passing the Marine Corps has lost a gentleman and a brave marine."

The picture of Marine Baysinger appeared in last week's issue. He had enlisted in the Marines on October 1, 1942, and left for overseas duty on December 5 of the same year.

Northwest Oklahoman and Ellis County News
06 Oct 1944

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