|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1947|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
MARINE CORPS (Regular)
0331 - Machine Gunner
CPL - Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines
3rd MARDIV, III MAF
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
CPL Terry Lee Allen began his tour of duty on June 18, 1967; he was killed by small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. The event in which he was killed also took the lives of ten other men; I am trying to research the details about this and will update Terry's page, accordingly.
Mr. Allen is listed as from being from the Portland area, and his father, William Allen, survived him; I am not certain at this point why I cannot find any paperwork on his mother, but I will keep looking.
NOTE: 12/08/13 - I just received a message from a site member (and I did try to reply, it keeps bouncing back), stating that a William and Zella are listed as being buried at the same cemetery as Terry, and possibly may be his parents. Thank You for the information!
UPDATE, MAY 28, 2014: After being offline for some time due to a family member's death, I have returned to some paperwork about Mr. Allen which does, indeed verify that Terry's parents were William and Zella.
Terry is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Panel 58W, Line 5.
This page is actually being placed online, on what would have been Terry's 65th birthday.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
William Allen (1921 - 1992)
Zella Allen (1909 - 2001)
Sunset Memorial Park
Created by: Rhonda C./Friends
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96191796