ROBERT J ALLEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 38E, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JOHN ALLEN

WALL NAME

ROBERT J ALLEN

PANEL / LINE

38E/42

DATE OF BIRTH

03/08/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PROVIDENCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT JOHN ALLEN
POSTED ON 10.12.2005
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 heros 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 heros 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 6.3.2002
POSTED BY: Matthew Fleming

A Remembrance from Burrillville High

Spec. 4 Robert J. Allen:

I'm writing you to thank you for serving our country in it's time of need. I have always have been grateful for all the young men that died. Spec. 4 Allen, you used to work at the Providence Window Company and then joined the United States Army in 1967. Robert, you were reported missing February 11, 1698 and died on February 9, 1968 while on guard duty during an enemy rocket attack. Until my history class and I studied the War, I had no knowledge of this web site. Now because of this site I can come to the Wall anytime to give my thanks to anyone, including you, for giving your life. I know that you fought hard and true for our country and I have nothing but respect for you. It's sad for me to read about you and other soldiers that gave their lives at such and early age, when there was so much life left to live. I, myself, plan on going into the military after I graduate and hope that I can serve with as much honor as you did.

Thank you,
Matthew Fleming
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