ALLAN J HERMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

ALLAN JOSEPH HERMAN

WALL NAME

ALLAN J HERMAN

PANEL / LINE

26E/45

DATE OF BIRTH

05/29/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

EVANSTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALLAN JOSEPH HERMAN
POSTED ON 5.19.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Allan Herman, Thank you for your service as an Infantry Officer. Your 76th birthday is soon, happy birthday. Yesterday was Armed Forces Day. Please watch over the USA, it still needs your courage. Rest in peace with the angels....
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Kay Standbridge

Childhood

I remember spending summers with allan at my sisters and brother-in-laws farm in Niagra Wisconsin. We use to play war with toy soldiers. I remember picking green beans on the farm and earning 50 cents for each burlap bag filled. Allan's Uncle Bill Cretton was married to my sister.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: MARCY HODGES

I ONLY HAD ONE THING ON MY BUCKET LIST ---

THE ONE THING WAS TO VISIT THE WALL AND THE BRAVE FRIENDS WE LOST IN 1967 1968. WE ALL BECAME FAST CLOSE FRIENDS DURING OCS TRAINING. MY HUSBAND WAS 2ND LT TERRY HODGES USMC. AS WIVES WE WERE ALL SO PROUD OF OUR HUSBANDS. I REMEMBER HOW ENTHUSIASTIC ALLEN WAS ABOUT EMBARKING UPON HIS CAREER IS THE MARINE CORPS.
47 YEARS LATER I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU AND BARB, I WAS PROUD TO TAKE A RUBBING OF YOUR NAME.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: MARCY HODGES

I ONLY HAD ONE THING ON MY BUCKET LIST ---

THE ONE THING WAS TO VISIT THE WALL AND THE BRAVE FRIENDS WE LOST IN 1967 1968. WE ALL BECAME FAST CLOSE FRIENDS DURING OCS TRAINING. MY HUSBAND WAS 2ND LT TERRY HODGES USMC. AS WIVES WE WERE ALL SO PROUD OF OUR HUSBANDS. I REMEMBER HOW ENTHUSIASTIC ALLEN WAS ABOUT EMBARKING UPON HIS CAREER IS THE MARINE CORPS.
47 YEARS LATER I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU AND BARB, I WAS PROUD TO TAKE A RUBBING OF YOUR NAME.
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POSTED ON 9.13.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of 2LT Allan J. Herman

On September 10, 1967, 2LT Allan J. Herman was serving as the platoon commander of First Platoon, Company H, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, during Operation Swift in Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam. While maneuvering his platoon in an attempt to establish contact with the enemy, the leading element of 2LT Herman’s unit was taken suddenly under extremely heavy machine-gun and mortar fire from a well-entrenched North Vietnamese Army Force. It was immediately evident that the platoon was greatly outnumbered. 2LT Herman exhibited outstanding leadership ability and courage by moving through the fire-raked battlefield, continually exposing himself to the concealed enemy positions, consolidating and encouraging his embattled Marines. Throughout the battle he managed to maintain communication with his company, skillfully calling in and directing all available fires. During the confusion of the battle and while providing the direction and control of his beleaguered unit, he boldly exposed himself again in an attempt to pull a wounded Marine to a safe position. It was during this gallant act that he lost his life. 2LT Herman’s courage, professional skill, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. [Narrative taken from 2LT Herman’s Bronze Star citation]
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