BOBBY K ALLEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 34E, LINE 51 OF THE WALL

BOBBY KENNETH ALLEN

WALL NAME

BOBBY K ALLEN

PANEL / LINE

34E/51

DATE OF BIRTH

01/18/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

JONESBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Union County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BOBBY KENNETH ALLEN
POSTED ON 8.29.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Bobby is buried at Jonesboro Cemetery in Jonesboro, IL.
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POSTED ON 1.20.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"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 heroes 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 heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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POSTED ON 4.12.2002

Bobby Kenneth Allen

After reading your sons name i have come to realize that are world is full of good people after all. It takes a very courageous person to want to risk dying just for the country they love. I think the question that remains in all of our minds is, "Why kill people just to get what you want. Does it really make sense." We know Bobby was devoted and went into the battles knowing that if he died he would have died fighting for his country. One person really can make a diffrence and we know he did.
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POSTED ON 12.9.2001
POSTED BY: Valene Allen (His cousin)

He is more than a name on The Wall!

I never knew Bobby or even spoke to him. I wasn't around when he died. However, I have heard many great things about him and I am greatly honored to have him as part of my family. Like I said, I never knew him, but I still love him very much and I would have loved to know what he was like. He was very handsome and looked like a very sweet young man. Here is a poem I wrote for him: Even though I never knew you,
You still are on my mind.
The enormous amounts of lives you've saved,
In such a short amount of time.
Now you have the greatest award,
A man could ever receive,
You now live with the Lord,
And get to watch over your family.
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