Allen, Charles David, Jr., CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 100E, HHB, 4th Battalion, 77th Field Artillery
Service Years
1965 - 1971

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

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Killeen, TX
Last Address
Killeen, TX

Casualty Date
Mar 16, 1971
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Killeen City Cemetery - Killeen, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04W 053

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1971, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Field Artillery Officer Candidate School (Fort Sill, OK)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th Battalion, 77th Field Artillery 101st Airborne Division
  1970-1971, 100E, HHB, 4th Battalion, 77th Field Artillery
  1970-1971, 1981, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Field Artillery OCS Class 22A-67 Fort Sill Oklahoma
CPT Allen was serving with Battery B, 4th Battalion, 77th Artillery (Aerial Rocket Artillery), 101st Airborne Division at the time of his death. He was the pilot of an AH-1G Cobra helicopter, returning from a mission in northern I Corps that went down in marginal weather. The other pilot on board the aircraft was CPT Loyd Van McCarthy, a graduate of Field Artillery OCS Class 23-66. 
Posted by: Randy Dunham
Relationship: Field Artillery OCS Alumni
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Knowing you were doing what you were trained to do eases my pain in your death. Mom is still here, but could go at any time. I think she looks forward to the day that she will be with you and dad. Your son has grown into a fine man and father. Many still talk of you and reminisce about you and the red 57'Chevy. It is still hard to imagine that you've been gone for almost thirty-seven years. Time passes on, but I will never forget you nor your antics while growing up. Love from your brother - Martin
Dec 7, 2007

Charles Allen III
19222 Pinewood Mist Lane Humble TX 77346 USA
Daddy, you're my Hero
Daddy: I find it hard that I can only talk to you in my thoughts, only to imagine what you might say in return or what expression your face would show. There are so many things that we missed out on, so much we could have shared together. It's difficult not having any memories of being together, but the photos give me peace and allow me to imagine our relationship. I have your personal belongings that accompanied your casket back to Ft. Hood. It holds memories of you and your accomplishments. I keep the brass polished and your dress uniform is pressed and hanging in case duty calls again. Your green beret is in a shadow box on my wall, along with your medals and the flag we received from a grateful nation. You did it all, at 110%, and I am so proud to be your son. You have a grand daughter, Susan...we call her Suzy after Mom. She has so many questions about you, and I try my best to explain what happened. I keep your memory alive in her too....she will never forget you nor your sacrifice. Please watch over her and protect her as only a Special Forces officer can do...all out, all of the time. If you can see me, and what I've become, I hope that I have made you proud. I miss you tremendously and the void in my life, but I know we will eventually meet. Take care of Mom and tell her that I love her....and always know that I love you and will never forget who you are, what you stand for, and how you would want me to lead my life. I love you Daddy..... - Trey
Jan 6, 2009
Hi Chuck.
Hi Buddy.
Just making the rounds at the Wall and I couldn't pass by without giving you a hug. You big overgrown bear! How did either of us ever fit into a snake? We had our times ... didn't we. We were together in Mineral Wells, Rucker, Hunter and Eustis. I think you, Pelitier and I were the only ones not charged with a Drunk and Disorderly while at Cobra Hall! The three 'Chucks'. Chuck Allen - Chuck Pelitier - and me. Remember, my nickname was 'Chuck', because I hated the name 'Clyde'? Anyway, I just wanted to say hi. I wish I had gotten a picture of you waving goodby as you lifted off from Quang Tri. I just have that picture in my mind, that big grin of yours ... just happy to get back in the air again. Oh how I wish you had stayed over with us.
Well buddy, you've been gone all these years, but you've never been forgotten. And you never will be, not by me.
Posted by: Clyde McComas
Relationship: We served together
Monday, May 20, 2002
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