Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Phillips Jr., 33, of Conway, SC, died on September 25.
He died in Bahbahani, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Phillips was scheduled to return home on leave the same week he was killed.