The Life of Philip R Wahl

A 20-year-old soldier from Sharon Hill has been reported killed; in action in Vietnam.

He is- Philip Raymond Wahl,son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wahl, Sharon Hill, PA. Mr. Wahl said today that his son was killed in action Thursday. The family has received no details on how and where it occurred.

Wahl, an only child, joined the Marines last year and had been stationed in Vietnam about nine months. Wahl was a 1965 graduate of*Sharon Hill High School where he was a known as a student and athlete.

He was a class officer, member of student council and a Delaware County All-Star football player. He p l a y e d offensive -guard and defensive line .backer. Sharon Hill High Principal S c h o o l F r a n k Sabastano said Wahl was "the epitome of hustle and school spirit. He was a clean-cut kid. "Wahl was very interested in weight-lifting. He was not a big boy," he said. "He made himself the fine athlete that he was.

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Phil was the best friend one could have. He told you the truth and did so with confidence, respect and concern. I think of him often and ponder, "what if"!!!!!! Phil had a great laugh and smile to match. He cared about many and would help one and all. He was not perfect however many of us looked to him for much in the way of behavior and much, much more. God bless you Phil.
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Phil was a great person and a good Marine. I grew up in Sharon Hill, knew Phil since third grade, played football with Phil and also served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam at the same time. "All Gave Some, Some Gave All" Semper Fi Chuck Downs Sgt. USMC Lifetime Member Military Order of the Purple Heart
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