JAMES W ALLEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 51E, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

JAMES WILLIAM ALLEN

WALL NAME

JAMES W ALLEN

PANEL / LINE

51E/35

DATE OF BIRTH

08/28/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHOUC TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ASHLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Boyd County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES WILLIAM ALLEN
POSTED ON 8.28.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Five James William Allen, Served with the 805th Transportation Company, 48th Transportation Group, United States Army Support Command (Saigon), 1st Logistical Command, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2016
POSTED BY: gi

why

why
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POSTED ON 8.23.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

SP5 James W. Allen was a personnel specialist assigned to the 805th Transportation Company. On the night of April 23, 1968, the 805’s base camp at Vung Tau came under enemy rocket attack. The 805th Transportation Company lost one killed in action and ten wounded when a 122mm rocket hit the NCO billets above the orderly and supply rooms. SP5 Allen, the company clerk, was killed. Three of the wounded were evacuated and the remainder were treated and released at the 36th Evacuation Hospital in Vung Tau. The attack was later determined to have been launched from Long Son Island, approximately six miles across the bay from the Vung Tau port. This was one of the few pieces of terrain the Vung Tau area accessible to the Viet Cong and NVA and within range of their artillery. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and transportation.army.mil]
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POSTED ON 8.22.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 5 ALLEN.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A PERSONNEL SPECIALIST.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 8.4.2016
POSTED BY: Roger Printz

Friends at the 805th.

I remember that night in April. I go back often, not by choice. I still can’t go to the wall, I’ve tried many times but it hurts too much, to many memories. I stay in touch with a few of the guys, who knew that some of us would grow old. Many are moving over to your side of the wall now, but I guess you know that. It was a hell of a night. I wish I had been able to do more.
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