Phillip Eugene Leeman
Phillip Eugene Leeman
  • April 6, 1967 - July 29, 2017
  • Abilene, Texas

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SFC Phillip E. Leeman, Phillip enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1985 as a Landing Support Specialist at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. While in the Marine Corps he served in Desert Shield Desert Storm from June 1991 to October 1991. After rising to the rank of Corporal he left the Marine Corps in 1993 having earned the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment with 2 Bronze Stars and a Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star. In 2008 he answered the call to serve his country again through the Texas Army National Guard in 2008. SFC Leeman served as a Recruiter with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion from 2008-2010. In 2010 he transferred to the 840 Mobility Augmentation Company (MAC) and re-classed as a 12B Combat Engineer. While in the 840th MAC he served as the Company training NCO and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 2012 he was transferred to the 211th Concrete Detachment where he served as the Platoon Sergeant and was the Senior Ranking NCO for the unit. In 2016, SFC Leeman transferred to the 111th Engineer Battalion Headquarters and served as the Assistant Operations NCO for the Battalion. During his distinguished service in the Texas Army National Guard he earned the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal (LSDSM), Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM), Army Achievement Medal (AAM) and two Texas Faithful Service Medals.
Phillip is survived by his beloved wife and soul mate, Sandra Leeman of Abilene TX, His daughter and son in law, Kelsey and Trey Whittle of Forney TX, His daughter, Lauren Leeman, and grandsons Bentley and Joseph Moore of Forney TX, His mother and step-father Ann and Lynn Robinson of Mineola TX, and his sister Paula Monk of Point, TX, as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, in-laws, and dear friends. Phillip's favorite quote was, "Live like you are dying". He truly lived his life to the fullest and will be dearly missed.