Allen Dale Gailey, Jr

United States Marine Corps
16 March 1948 - 07 September 1967
Murray, Utah
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Allen Dale Gailey, Jr

29 Mar 2002

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)

Placed by a cousin,
Adrian M. Gailey
23 Nov 2006

Allen and I met at boot camp in the summer of 1966 - Platoon 3079, MCRD San Diego. We were in the same squad and a friendship came easily. After boot camp, he went to Vietnam as a grunt and I was assigned to the Air Wing. We wrote letters back and forth for nearly a year until one day in September of 1967, I got one back. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him. I eventually served in the Nam with the 1st MAW at DaNang in 69/70. My sister gave me a tracing of his name from the Wall. I've been by there twice, but can't seem to make it all the way to the memorial. It's been 40 years since we met. Seems like yesterday. Godspeed, Allen.

Mike Lambert
Cpl. USMC 1966-70
Vietnam veteran
92 Dearman Road, Amity, Arkansas 71921

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Early on 07 Sep 1967 the 3/4 Marines at Con Thien lost four men to 152mm artillery fire
  • LCpl Gary L. Moore, Lineville, IA, Lima 3/4
  • LCpl Richard L. Otte, Traverse City, MI, Lima 3/4
  • HN Randolph M. Gamet, Canton, MO, H&S Company
  • Pvt Allen D. Gailey, Murray, UT, Mike 3/4
Later in the day a Mike 3/4 patrol had contact with an NVA unit about a kilometer south of Con Thien, losing 12 more Marines in that engagement:
  • Sgt David A. Bradshaw, Manistee, MI
  • Cpl Hugh C. Goins, Columbus, OH
  • Cpl Thomas J. Pesek, Jourdanton, TX
  • LCpl Alvin Cullins, Jacksonville, FL
  • LCpl Jeffery P. Myers, Mattapan, MA
  • LCpl Leroy J. Phillips, Luray, VA
  • LCpl Terry L. Sumerlin, Bandon, OR
  • LCpl Ronald C. Toth, Westminster, CO
  • LCpl John H. Walker, Chattanooga, TN
  • Pfc Michael B. Himes, Birmingham, AL
  • Pfc Duane L. Morningstar, Maple Lake, MN
  • Pfc Lyndol E. Tolleson, Houston, TX

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a cousin,
Adrian M. Gailey

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 Mar 2002
Last updated 01/04/2007