Lanier Phillips,was an American with an amazing story tied to Canada. In 1942, Phillips was a U.S. Navy seaman whose life was changed forever by the kindness he experienced from the people of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.
Lanier Phillips died March 12th, 2012. He was 88 years old. Just a month before his death, Lanier Phillips visited the Canadian village that changed his life one last time. 70 years later, he insisted on climbing the steep cliff where he’d landed after surviving the wreck of the USS Truxton in 1942.
Victor Nerenberg tells us the story