Born Phillip Lowell Ellenburg November 23 in Hammond Indiana.
The oldest of three children. My sister is ten years younger and my brother is fifteen years younger. I couldn’t be happier for them. Now they have their own great families.
I joined the US Navy at the age of seventeen. I was offered any job I wanted. I left for bootcamp the following year. Then I went to my first anti-submarine school. After two years of schools I traveled all over the world to catch up with my ship the USS Berkley DDG -15. I was stationed there for about five years then was transferred to US Navy Recruiting Command. I spent two years recruiting and was transferred to the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare base to teach. I spent six years then off to more schools for two years. After schools I was sent to Bath Maine. I was part of the initial crew while my ship the USS Paul Hamilton. I spent about two years there doing test on the new ship. After completion we took the ship to Hawaii. Oahu Pearl Harbor to be exact. I was there as their Anti-Submarine Specialist for a few years then retired.
When I got out of the Navy I worked as a Facility Coordinator at a research company, worked in my Grandfathers green houses, worked as Night Auditor for two different hotels.
Currently, I have been happily married for fifteen years and counting. Our goal is to grow old together. So far so good.