|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1896|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1941|
Abraham (Abe) Lincoln Allen - Sgt. 28th Infantry
"During the terrible spring days of 1918, when it looked as though the Germans were going to get to Paris at last, the American troops distinguished themselves valiantly at Cantigny. On 22 May, Sgt. Allen's company was facing a very heavy bombardment of their position. Allen was severely injured by the explosion of a shell, which buried two comrades. Disregarding his own wounds, he dug them out with his hands and took them to shelter through a storm of shells & shrapnel."
"One of General John Pershing's 100 Brave Americans."
Only soldier from Louisiana to serve under General John J. Pershing.
'One Hundred Heroes' in WW1, Co. B. 28th Infantry. Received the Distinguished Service Cross & Distinguished Service Medal."
The monument & grave of SGT. Allen is located to the north of the Abe Allen Walkway close to the end. A historical marker is also in this area, outside the cemetery, next to the highway.
Son of John L. and Lacy M. Nash Allen. Husband of Hazel Power Married May 5, 1920
Name: Abraham Lincoln (Abe L.) Allen
Birth: 19 APR 1896 in Nona, Hardin, Texas
Death: 1 FEB 1941 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana of Syphilitic heart disease w/cardiac enlargement
Burial: Leesville Cem., Leesville, Vernon, Louisiana
Military Service: SGT, 28th Infantry, 1st Division, World War I
Military Service: Pershing's 100 Heroes, World War I 1918
Occupation: Louisiana State Trooper
Note: Abe L. Allen served in France during World War I. Although severely wounded by shell explosion which buried two companions at Cantigny, he promptly dug them out and carried them to aid despite heavy enemy fire. He saved several lives during a mustard gas attack, and is celebrated as one of General John J. (Blackjack) Pershing's "One Hundred Heroes."
Father: John Louis Allen b: 23 JUN 1857 in Falls County, Texas
Mother: Lacy Marie Nash b: OCT 1862 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
Marriage: Hazel Powers b: 30 MAY 1904
Married: 5 MAY 1920 in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
Research by Robert Miller
John Lewis Allen (1857 - 1938)
Lacy Marie Nash Allen (1862 - 1938)
Hazel Powers Scarbrough (1904 - 1984)
Abraham Lincoln Allen (1896 - 1941)
Claude Allen (1903 - 1931)*
Mable Edna Allen Perkins (1907 - 1993)*
Created by: Duffie and Kathy
Record added: Jul 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28225843