|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1945|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1966|
Quang Ngai, Vietnam
Allen was the son of Mr and Mrs. Hayden L. Bailey of Omaha NE, Allen enlisted in the US Marine Corps on April 29,1963 in Omaha NE.
PFC Bailey was serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF when the unit engaged NVA forces on Operation UTAH.
The first wave of Marines were taken under fire but managed to secure the landing zone and begin to move towards their objectives. By the afternoon the NVA stuck Company F with a heavy volume of fire, causing the entire Company to take heavy casualties and cutting off the 1st and lead platoon from the rest of the Company, clearly the enemy wanted to cut the unit and reduce its combined strength. The Company Commander was badly wounded by the enemy machine-gun fire and reported his situation to the Battalion CP.
A replacement CO was dispatched immediately and reached the embattled Marines under heavy fire; he assumed command and reported immediately that the situation was serious and that the men were running out of ammunition as the casualties were piling up from the devastating enemy fire. The NVA attack was finally repulsed by air strikes, using bombs, rockets and napalm that were dropped on the enemy until the Marines reached their night defensive positions near the hamlet of Chau Nhai.
PFC Bailey died from an enemy gunshot wound, one of forty-two Marine casualties from the 2d Battalion killed in action by the enemy during the battle. Five Marines from Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines were also killed.
H&S Company: Nine Men Killed in action
Casualties: Company F
Stephen Paul Alsted
Allen Charles Bailey
Ronald William Goddard
David Michel Hann
Harry Philip Helt Jr.
Robert Berg Labbe
Donald Richard Lumley
Donnell Dean McMillin
Cresencio Paul Sanchez
Michael Anthony Shands
Alfred John Trube
Barry Andre Hansen – Died of Wounds
Company G: Four men killed in action
Company H: Sixteen men killed in action
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park
Plot: Sunset Section G, Grave 6
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: Apr 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68611325