JAMES O ALLEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 53 OF THE WALL

JAMES OTIS ALLEN

WALL NAME

JAMES O ALLEN

PANEL / LINE

5E/53

DATE OF BIRTH

09/28/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/20/1966

HOME OF RECORD

INDIANAPOLIS

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES OTIS ALLEN
POSTED ON 4.4.2016
POSTED BY: Denise Boozer

His Memory and Name Live on

His oldest Grandson James Otis Allen III (Columbia,SC) honors his memory by Name we have visited the traveling wall in Indiana to pay honor to his service
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POSTED ON 2.1.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT James Otis 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.26.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

James is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis,IN.
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POSTED ON 2.2.2007
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson 2/502nd Infantry '69

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 and patriots 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 2.20.2004
POSTED BY: Emily Ringger

Thank You

Dear James,
I am a sophomore at Gridley High School, Gridley, Illinois. I am writing this for the Gridley High School Posting Project. For my history class we were assigned to post remembrances for those that have died serving our country. I would like to tell you that I am proud of your bravery you have shown toward our country. I am very grateful for your time and effort that you have put forth.
Thank You and God Bless!
Emily Ringger
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