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JAMES WILLIAM ALLEN


is honored on Panel 51E, Line 35 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/28/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Five James William Allen, Served with the 805th Transportation Company, 48th Transportation Group, United States Army Support Command (Saigon), 1st Logistical Command, United States Army Vietnam.
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  • why

    Posted on 11/8/16 - by gi
    why
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 8/23/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SP5 James W. Allen was a personnel specialist assigned to the 805th Transportation Company. On the night of April 23, 1968, the 805’s base camp at Vung Tau came under enemy rocket attack. The 805th Transportation Company lost one killed in action and ten wounded when a 122mm rocket hit the NCO billets above the orderly and supply rooms. SP5 Allen, the company clerk, was killed. Three of the wounded were evacuated and the remainder were treated and released at the 36th Evacuation Hospital in Vung Tau. The attack was later determined to have been launched from Long Son Island, approximately six miles across the bay from the Vung Tau port. This was one of the few pieces of terrain the Vung Tau area accessible to the Viet Cong and NVA and within range of their artillery. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and transportation.army.mil]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/22/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR SPEC 5 ALLEN.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A PERSONNEL SPECIALIST.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • Friends at the 805th.

    Posted on 8/4/16 - by Roger Printz
    I remember that night in April. I go back often, not by choice. I still can’t go to the wall, I’ve tried many times but it hurts too much, to many memories. I stay in touch with a few of the guys, who knew that some of us would grow old. Many are moving over to your side of the wall now, but I guess you know that. It was a hell of a night. I wish I had been able to do more.
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