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ELVIN L ALLEN


is honored on Panel 43E, Line 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 6/24/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Beginning at 8:30 AM on March 8, 1968, Dong Ha Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, RVN, was hit by approximately 80 rounds of rocket fire emanating from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Vietnam. Task Force Slawson, a support group from the U.S Army’s 1st Logistical Command based at Dong Ha to provide logistical and maintenance support to 108th Artillery Group and other Army elements in the vicinity, suffered the loss of ten personnel in the barrage. Sixteen others were wounded in the attack. The lost Army personnel included PFC Elvin L. Allen, SP4 Clement B. Gruber, PFC Eduardo Jimenez, PFC William T. Puffenbarger, SP4 Larry R. Redmon, PFC David M. Reynolds, SP5 Marvin N. Richardson, SP4 John E. Severson, SGT James P. Singleton, and SP5 Harold E. Walker Jr. Also killed in the bombardment of Dong Ha were three U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) at Camp Barnes. The Seabee camp at Dong Ha was there to furnish surveillance of enemy troop movements across the DMZ. The lost Seabees included BUL2 John W. Borders Jr., CEW2 John P. Hartledge III, and CN Eldon E. Nevins. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, gia-vuc.com, and Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 1st Logistical Command, Period Ending April 30, 1968]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/21/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR PFC ALLEN,
    I HOPE SOMEONE PUTS A PHOTO UP OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Elvin L 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Thank you

    Posted on 11/1/12 - by

    My name is Reese and i am a junior at Senca High School, i am doing an assignment for school and i just wanted to say thank you for serving our country.

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  • A Tribute to Elvin L. Allen

    Posted on 3/8/07 - by We served together vallecja@sce.com
    Thinking of you today. It's been a long time since that day in March '68 but I haven't forgotten. You were one of the few who answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice and we now honor you each time we stand and sing the words "...the land of the free and the home of the brave". Rest in peace.
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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.

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