Ted Phillips (Turtle Clan)

Oneida Heritage

Theodore (Ted) Phillips (Turtle Clan) is just one of many Oneida veterans who served in World War II and in the Korean Conflict.

His son, Randy, remembers him for his “Indian” sense of humor, always smiling and laughing. Randy, education assistant manager for the Oneida Indian Nation, said his dad, along with other veterans of that era, didn’t think of themselves as heroes.

“They never thought that way,” Randy said of the term Greatest Generation often used to describe those who served in the military during World War II. “They never do. They don’t see themselves that way.” ...
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