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Terry De La Mesa Allen, Sr
Birth: Apr. 1, 1888
Fort Douglas
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1969
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA

United States Army General. Known as "Terrible Terry" while training and leading two infantry divisions through some of the heaviest fighting in World War II,. he led the 1st Infantry Divison through heavy fighting in Tunis and Sicily, winning reputations for himself and the division as a hard charging unit. Born at Fort Douglas, Utah, son of an Army officer, he flunked out of the United States Military Academy at West Point, but after studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. he passed competitive examinations for an Army commission. He served as a cavalry office under General John J. Pershing along the Mexican border in 1913, and was wounded four times and highly decorated as an infantry officer in World War I. A Colonel when World War II started, he was elevated to Brigadier General to take command of the 1st Infantry Divison. He returned to the United States in 1943 to take over the newly formed 104th Infantry Divison, a collection of green enlistees and draftees. Under his leadership, the divison, known as the "Timberwolves", battled through France and Belgium and was hammering at Berlin when the war ended. He retired from the Army in 1948 with the reputation of having never lost a battle. He died of natural causes in 1969 and was buried alongside his son in the Fort Bliss National Cementery. (bio by: SSG. Peter Duras USAR) 
 
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  Mary F Allen (1907 - 1978)*
 
 Children:
  Terry De La Mesa Allen (1929 - 1967)*
 
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Burial:
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section A, Grave 196
 
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Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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- Tom Carroll
 Added: Nov. 27, 2014
Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
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