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JOE EBERT ALLEN


is honored on Panel 67E, Line 3 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/23/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT ALLEN,
    I HOPE YOU HAVE YOUR PHOTO POSTED BECAUSE YOU WERE IMPORTANT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE INFANTRY OFFICER, REST IN PEACE AND SEMPER FI.
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  • Bravery

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Jeanine eagleangelsveterans@yahoo.com
    Thank you Lt. Joe Allen for your bravery and devotion to doing your best for our country.

    You are definitely not forgotten - but remembered for your bravery.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 2LT Joe Ebert 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 5/24/10 - by A Marine
    Silver Star



    Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War



    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Joe E. Allen (MCSN: 0-103089), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the evening of 24 May 1968, Second Lieutenant Allen's platoon established an ambush on a suspected enemy infiltration route in Thua Thien Province. Alertly observing a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force moving near his position, he immediately adjusted mortar fire on the enemy and quickly led his platoon to an advantageous position from which the Marines commenced delivering accurate fire upon the hostile force. Although painfully wounded in the initial moments of the fire fight, he boldly moved among his men, shouting words of encouragement and directing their fire. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Second Lieutenant Allen was maneuvering his squads into an assault formation when he sustained a second wound from an enemy hand grenade. Steadfastly refusing medical aid, he advanced to the most forward position and fearlessly led a determined assault on the enemy positions until he fell seriously injured by the hostile fire. Inspired by his bold leadership and resolute determination, his men continued the attack, killing ten enemy soldiers and seizing numerous weapons. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Allen upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.



    Action Date: 24-May-68



    Service: Marine Corps



    Rank: Second Lieutenant



    Company: Company D



    Battalion: 1st Battalion



    Regiment: 5th Marines



    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/29/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Joe is buried at Long Beach Cemetery in Long Beach, MS. PH
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