Allen, Eddie James, SFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11B40, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile)1st Cavalry Division/A Company
Service Years
1950 - 1967

Sergeant First Class


Five Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Richmond, IN
Last Address
Richmond, IN

Casualty Date
Aug 22, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Birmingham, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
25E 027

 Official Badges 

Drill Sergeant Badge Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile)1st Cavalry Division
  1967-1967, 11B40, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile)1st Cavalry Division/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

I was with SFC Allen when he died. He was my Platoon Sgt. A piece of shrapnel went through his neck. There was nothing anyone could do for him. The medic asked me to stay with him. I held his hand and spoke of home. He lasted about four minutes. I was wounded later that day. John  Logan, phjeep1@sbcglobal.net
   
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