Allen, William John, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11C20, E Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1969


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT James E. Reece, III (Team Leader, Vietnam Profiles) to remember Allen, William John, SGT.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greenville, MI
Last Address
Greenville, MI

Casualty Date
Feb 22, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Thuan (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Elmwood Cemetery - Cedar Springs, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
32W 075

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry 101st Airborne Division
  1968-1969, 11C20, E Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry
  1968-1969, 11C20, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Army Service Number: 54973107 

William John Allen was a 1965 graduate of Greenville High School in Greenville, Michigan. He was survived by his father, William G. Allen and his step father, Manus Brown and two sisters, Linda and Mary Ann, a step sister Delores and two brothers, Larry and Rick. He was preceded in death by his mother. He was a member of the 3-506th Infantry (Currahees) of the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles).

Currahee Remembered

Posted on 4/12/06 - by Jane Fulkerson
 Word was received Sunday by the family of Sgt. John (William) Allen, 22, from the Department of the Army, of his death in Vietnam. Sergeant Allen was a 1965 graduate of Greenville High School. Before entering the service, he was employed at Doehler-Jarvis Corp. of Grand Rapids. Sergeant Allen was the 10th Greenville - Belding - Montcalm County serviceman to lose his life in the Vietnam War.  He is survived by his father. (John's mother had died in December 4, 1968. John was killed in Vietnam on February 22, 1969.) He is also survived by a Step-father Manus Brown and two sisters: Linda and Mary Ann, one brother: Larry and a stepbrother, Rick and a stepsister, Delores. John served with the 3/506 Infantry (Currahees), part of the 101st Airborne.  Will always remember

Posted on 5/27/06 - by Kip Rolland
You served next to me in the E Company area. You in mortars and I in LRRPs. I was about 100 feet away from you and Tim when the 4.2 mortar bunker was blown up by a sapper. I, along with two other LRRPs were with you early the next morning when the chaplin took you away. You are with me always. I will never forget. God bless you.

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