|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1970|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 2004, Iraq|
Captain Allton, was killed when he was struck by a mortar round in Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, then deployed to Iraq in August of 2004. He was the son of Harry and Laurene Allton, of Houston, TX.
Eric graduated from Westbury Senior High in 1988. He attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX, 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.
There were only two ways Eric said he wanted to die," said Christina, "either growing old with me, or dying as a soldier." She and Eric, who wanted to become a professor of military science, hoped to retire in North Central Idaho because they loved the mountains. She like to tease Eric, a native Texan from the flatlands, about referring to the Boise Foothills as "mountains." Her husband also loved mint chocolate chip ice cream, Christina said, made delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and had a good ear when it came to playing the guitar.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Christina Allton; his two sons, Harrison and Hunter; their mother, Ruth Allton of Carrollton, TX; two sisters, Michelle Williams of Prescott Valley, AZ and Patti Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; and step-father, Dan Dennis, who raised Allton from childhood, is an active duty U.S. Army soldier who just returned from his own Iraq tour in February.
Harry E. Allton (1921 - 2011)
Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section S2 Site 14
Created by: Serenity
Record added: Oct 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9591606