James Joseph AllenPrivate First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 27TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
03 November 1949 - 05 June 1968
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REMEMBERED ACROSS THE YEARSby his brother,
26 Aug 2002
The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.
Allen, 18, left Thomas Edison High School and worked several jobs before enlisting in the Marine Corps in April 1967. The corporal, a rifleman, died during Operation Allenbrook in Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam, on June 5, 1968, after participating in several combat operations with Company C of the 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, 1st Marine Division, in the vicinity of Hue and Da Nang. He is survived by his parents, a brother and three sisters.
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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