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Ardmore High School Honors Fallen Solider with Blood Drive

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ARDMORE, OK-- Micheal Phillips joined the army while he was a senior at Ardmore High School.

Phillips died while serving our country back in February 2008. His mother Angelia Phillips said her son was a loving person and she wanted to do something in his honor.

"Micheal was a giving person Micheal wanted people to smile, wanted people to enjoy life, and was always giving to others, whether it was giving blood, or 5 bucks. His time was all about giving to others," Phillips said.

This is the second year the school honored the brave soldier. Phillips' mother said her son always made it a point to give blood to save lives.

"He gave blood five times during his high school years and continued to give blood after high school," Phillips said.

The National Honor Society holds an annual blood drive each year, and they said it's nice to dedicate a blood drive to such an honorable person.

"I support the military, I have a lot of friends who are in the military and I think that it's really good that we started this last year to give back to someone who gave back to this town and made a good name for this town," honor student Johna Feldman said.

According to the Oklahoma Blood Institute, one donation can save up to three lives, and students at Ardmore High School said they're all about saving lives.

"it's a moral victory and just being able to help somebody else. You don't think it's significant to give just a little bit of blood, but knowing you can help save someone's life can really make a difference in the way you live your life," student C.T Roan said.