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Sgt Earnest Allen, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1943
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1969
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Earnest, the son of Earnest Allen Sr. and Lizzie Allen of Houston TX, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on February 3, 1966 in Houston TX. He arrived in Vietnam on April 8, 1969 and was assigned to Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

After the heavy contact with the NVA on August 25, and the loss of twelve men the Battalion CP (Command Post) set up in a night defensive position was heavily mortared and the sustained many casualties. At first light Company E and F launched their frontal attack and immediately came under intense enemy mortar and RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) fire. With all practical forward movement halted by the extreme heavy fire and casualties mounting the Battalion was ordered to hold its positions, to consolidate, retrieve all their casualties and then to assist the 3d Battalion which was on its way to relieve the battered men of the 2d Battalion. Sgt Allen was one of the casualties, he was killed in action as a result of hostile mortar or rocket fire.

Casualties:

Earnest Allen Jr.
Alfred Darnell Ruth
James Robert Shipman
 
 
Burial:
Golden Gate Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 2A, Lot 87 S, Space 1
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: May 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70068716
Sgt Earnest Allen, Jr
Added by: Victor Vilionis
 
 
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- rw2009
 Added: Jul. 17, 2015

- Ladybug
 Added: Feb. 6, 2015
REST IN SWEET PEACE! THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR ALL!!!
- Linda LuLu Blanks
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013
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