|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1913|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1944, France|
Captain Allen, while serving with the 90th Infantry Division, was mortally wounded in action in Normandy, France, on July 10, 1944. He was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star for bravery in action.
90th Division General Order No. 31, dated July 31, 1944:
III. POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF BRONZE STAR. Under the provisions of AR 600-45 and circular 66, First U.S. Army, cs, the Bronze Star is awarded posthumously to the following named officer for bravery in action in northern France:
CAPT WOODROW R. ALLEN, 0365316, Inf, United States Army. On 10 July 1944 in the vicinity of Normandy, France, when his company was ordered to attack, Capt Allen personally in the face of heavy enemy fire and with total disregard for his own safety, did, due to the losses of campany officers and non-commissioned officer, lead the advance elements of his company forward. Under intense fire Capt Allen constantly exposed himself in directing dispositions and consolidating ground gained. Upon gaining his objective, Capt Allen took over two additional rifle companies and organized the position for defense. In addition to leading his own company and two others, Capt Allen directed artillery fire and mortar fire in the defense of his position until mortally wounded by enemy fire. Entered Service from Texas.
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: May 03, 2010
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