ELVIN L ALLEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 43E, LINE 51 OF THE WALL

ELVIN L ALLEN

WALL NAME

ELVIN L ALLEN

PANEL / LINE

43E/51

DATE OF BIRTH

04/04/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/08/1968

HOME OF RECORD

KANSAS CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cass County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ELVIN L ALLEN
POSTED ON 6.24.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

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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POSTED ON 8.21.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

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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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

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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POSTED ON 11.1.2012

Thank you

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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POSTED ON 3.8.2007
POSTED BY: We served together

A Tribute to Elvin L. Allen

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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