Genealogy detective

Eagle Point resident Barbara Northrop got little information out of her father, Howard James Phillips, about his service during World War II before his death in 2001. Like many veterans, Northrop’s dad “didn’t talk much about the war.” A Portland native, Phillips served his time and returned to raise his family and live a quiet life.Having served from March 1943 to December 1945, Phillips simply had to have some stories to tell, his daughter reckoned. […]