Allen, Roy, CPL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 12A, 8th Engineer Battalion/B Company
Service Years
1967 - 1968


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1968
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Philadelphia National Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41E 034/Plot: P, 1-A

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments
8th Engineer Battalion
  1967-1968, 12A, 8th Engineer Battalion/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Jeb Stuart I
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Army Service Number: 11863552

The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.

The 20-year-old Army corporal attended Overbrook High School and painted cars and trucks before entering the service in August 1967. Allen, an Army "Pioneer" scout, joined Company B of the 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in Viet Nam a week before Christmas Day 1967 and was killed in action on February 26, 1968. He was survived by his parents, two younger brothers and three younger sisters.

From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
Jim McIlhenney,
Not Specified
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