Allen Ross CulpepperCaptain
C BTRY, 7TH BN, 9TH ARTY RGT, 54TH ARTY GRP, 2 FIELD FORCE
Army of the United States
21 July 1944 - 18 May 1969
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My dear brother
I know God and Jesus welcomed you home.
This short writing is the beginning of my memorial.
From his sister,
Allen was a fine young man who lived four houses away from mine in Minden, Louisiana. He was always a good student and a gentleman. He is sadly missed by all who knew him.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallFire Support Base HUSKY was located just outside Xuan Loc in Long Khanh Province. On the night of 17/18 May 1969 FSB HUSKY was hit by a combined mortar, rocket, and sapper attack. Parts of the FSB were overrun and a number of the heavy guns were destroyed or put out of action - for example, four of C Btry 2/9 Arty's six 105mm howitzers were unusable, hindering the defense. Although the FSB held out against the attack, thirteen soldiers and one sailor were killed and a number of others wounded. The American dead were
Captain Allen Culpepper was the Battery Commander, C Battery, 7/9th Arty; he received the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism during the attack. Captain Allen Culpepper was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1966. His posthumous awards for gallantry include the DSC, Bronze Star, Air Medal, and Army Commendation Medal.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 4 Oct 2001
Last updated 05/20/2006