Allen, Eddie James, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11B40, 1st Cavalry Division
Service Years
1950 - 1967

Sergeant First Class

Five Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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

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

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division Drill Sergeant Badge Infantry Shoulder Cord 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/ Advancement Schools
School Assignments - Staff1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division
  1964-1966, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Cadre) Ft. Polk, LA
  1967-1967, 11B40, A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry
  1967-1967, 11B40, 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (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,

SFC Allen was my platoon sergeant at Ft. Polk in March & April of 1966. He was probably the most STRAC soldier I ever met, trim, fit, uniform always perfect, and an outstanding instructor. Tough but fair in his treatment of trainees and his thoroughness undoubtedly kept a lot of us alive later on. America and the Army lost a good man when he was killed. May he rest easy.---Bob  LaRue
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