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is honored on Panel 7W, Line 122 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/21/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO David Martin Allen, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Never Met You

    Posted on 3/9/12 - by David M. Allen
    We crossed paths but never met. I served in Vietnam
    1966-67 & 1970. I was a combat photographer with the 145th Combat Aviation Battalion. I have been to Quang Tri province. R.I.P. My name is also David Martin Allen b. 92544.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/25/10 - by Robert Sage
    David is buried at Magnolia Park Cemetery, Warner Robbins, Houston County,GA. BSM

    Posted on 2/20/06 - by bill nelson nam vet 101st abn '69-70

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle hero’s you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:
    ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

  • You will always be a hero

    Posted on 10/6/03 - by Ashley Kiefer
    Dear David, After Vietnam, there was not a lot of recognition to those who gave their lives for our country. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your bravery and loyalty to this country. Your bravery is greatly admired and your loyalty unforgotten. You were there for a great purpose, to protect your country. You gave your life for that purpose and that says a lot about what you believed in. Thank you and God bless. Respectfully, Ashley

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.