Allton, Eric, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
13A-Field Artillery, General
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
2001-2004, 13A, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1994 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Field Artillery

Captain


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1970
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Houston
Last Address
Ar Ramadi, Iraq

Casualty Date
Sep 26, 2004
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Houston National Cemetery - Houston, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartGWOT Fallen
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
  2001-2004, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
  2001-2004, 13A, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 Colleges Attended 
Hardin-Simmons UniversityUniversity of Maryland at College Park
  1984-1988, Hardin-Simmons University
  1988-1992, University of Maryland at College Park
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CAPTAIN ERIC LEWIS ALLTON went to join his Heavenly Father when he was killed in action in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on September 26, 2004. Eric will be accompanied home by Major R. Grainer. CPT Allton had spent one previous tour of duty in Korea and was most recently assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. His unit was deployed first to Kuwait and then to Iraq in August of 2004. CPT Allton was the Night Battle CPT/TOC. Eric was born April 15, 1970, in Alton, Illinois. His family moved to Houston in 1974, where he was raised since the age of four. He attended Parker Elementary, Johnston Middle School and graduated from Westbury Senior High in 1988. As a young man, Eric was a member of the Royal Ambassadors, Indian Guides and Cub Scouts. He spent his time as a teen working with kids in the Recreation Department of Westbury Baptist Church, where he was mentored by Randy Mitchell, Director of Recreation. Eric attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene,Texas, and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. CPT Allton began his military career by enlisting in the Army in 1994. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and spent five years in Germany assigned to military intelligence. He then attended Officer Training School, where he graduated as a Second Lieutenant. His hard work and dedication soon earned him the rank of Captain. CPT Allton is survived by his wife, Christina Allton of Boise, Idaho; his two sons, Harrison and Hunter, their mother, Ruth Allton of Carrollton, Texas; his parents Harry and Laurene Allton of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Michelle Williams of Prescott Valley, Arizona and Patti Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona; extended family and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly. All are welcome to attend funeral services. Full Military Honors will be conducted at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 9, 2004, at Houston National Veterans Cemetery, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Houston, Texas. Memorial Services, officiated by Dr. Robert Campbell, will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 9, 2004, at Westbury Baptist Church, located at 10425 Hillcroft, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances in honor of CPT Eric Allton be donated to Westbury Baptist Church. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 KJV).
   
Comments/Citation
HHB, 2D BATTALION, 17TH FIELD ARTILLERY, 2D INFANTRY DIVISION, APO AP 96258 (CAMP HOVEY, KOREA) LOCATION:AR RAMADI, IRAQ
   
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